(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Producing and contesting the formal/informal divide : regulating street hawking in Delhi, India

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt Univ., Berlin, ALLEMAGNE


The AA. compare two recent conflicts over street hawkers’ use of public space in Delhi, which demonstrate that power is dispersed across a range of sites and rests with a number of state and non-state actors. They argue that preconceived notions of ‘formality’ and ‘informality’ are of little value in understanding urban processes, and instead it is necessary to understand how the boundary between formal/informal is produced and contested both juridically and through everyday practices of enforcement and evasion/subversion


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no12 [pp. 2596-2612]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1177/0042098013510566

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2014
Refdoc record number (ud4) : 28681723 : Permanent link - XML version
Powered by Pxxo