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100 1  Trupp, Alexander,|eauthor 
245 10 Migration, micro-business and tourism in Thailand :
       |bhighlanders in the city /|cAlexander Trupp 
264  1 London ;|aNew York :|bRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
       |c2017 
300    viii, 155 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Routledge studies in Asian diasporas, migrations and 
       mobilities ;|v1 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
505 0  Ethnic minorities and street vendors in Thailand's tourist
       areas -- Conceptual foundations and methodology -- 
       Thailand and the ethnic minority context -- Ethnic tourism
       and the evolvement of micro-businesses in urban contexts -
       - Opportunities and constraints -- Differences within : 
       migration, vending, and gender -- Social dimensions of 
       economic action -- Strategies and dilemmas in the field of
       urban souvenir businesses 
520    "Visitors to Thailand's urban and beach-sided tourist 
       hotspots notice the presence of colourful and 
       predominantly female vendors offering self-made and mass-
       manufactured products. A high percentage of these vendors 
       are members of the highland ethnic minority group of Akha 
       who have become micro-entrepreneurs or self-employed 
       street vendors. The work and everyday life experiences of 
       these ethnic minority migrants are situated at the 
       intersections of tourism, migration, and the informal 
       sector. This book investigates the social, economic, and 
       political embeddedness of street vendors in urban tourist 
       contexts in Thailand. Based on extensive field research, 
       it presents a detailed analysis of urban-directed mobility
       patterns and revealing strategies and dilemmas in the 
       urban souvenir business. Focusing on the development of 
       urban ethnic minority souvenir stalls run mostly by people
       belonging to the group of 'hilltribes', the author 
       explains the spatial expansion of ethnic businesses and 
       assesses the economic and political obstacles micro-
       entrepreneurs are confronted with. The book offers an 
       understanding of the everyday practices and social 
       relations of and between unequally powerful actors related
       to ethnic minority tourism in urban contexts, and 
       systematically integrates individual and collective action
       into socio-economic and politico-institutional contexts"--
       |cProvided by publisher 
650  0 Rural-urban migration|zThailand 
650  0 Akha (Southeast Asian people)|zThailand|xMigrations 
650  0 Women migrant labor|zThailand 
650  0 Street vendors|zThailand 
650  0 Culture and tourism|zThailand 
830  0 Routledge studies in Asian diasporas, migrations and 
       mobilities ;|v1 
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