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Author Gomez, Sergio Alejandro
Title Salvadoran ethnic entrepreneurs in Los Angeles: The reproduction of the street economy
Descript 96 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 32-01, page: 0133
Chair: Michael Mend
Thesis (M.A.)--California State University, Fullerton, 1993
This study examines the social world of Salvadoran immigrant street entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. Data were primarily based on depth interviews and photographic evidence of four Salvadoran street entrepreneurs
During a 13-month period, the data were gathered at the entrepreneurs' work locations and meetings of their association. This paper is an attempt to demonstrate how street vending is an alternative to structural powerlessness among Salvadoran immigrant entrepreneurs
Salvadoran street entrepreneurs may lack the various economic resources used by other ethnic minorities to engage in self-employment. Nevertheless, vendors reproduce previous business skills and attitudes, as the basic means of capitalizing their business
Salvadoran entrepreneurs seize the growing ethnic consumer markets which allow the street project to become institutionalized. Finally, as they introduce their own mode of incorporation, the Salvadoran street entrepreneurs develop social agreements with the other dwellers of the streetcorner society, thereby adapting to their new social world
School code: 6060
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 32-01
Subject Anthropology, Cultural
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Urban and Regional Planning
Alt Author California State University, Fullerton
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