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Upgrading informal trading: impacts on livelihoods and social cohesion in Khayelitsha

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:36:34Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:36:34Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-18 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13576
dc.description.abstract The chapter investigates how these economic-rational aspirations undermined existing social cohesion and forms of solidarity as evidenced by the tensions that emerged between the intervention and the traders it sought to 'regularise' by moving them into formal trading spaces where they would be subject to a new regulatory regime, including training in business practices. They were to be transformed into the classic Western 'entrepreneur' ??? self-interested, utility-maximising individuals whose rationality would be shaped by an ethos of individual profit rather than a communal ethic of survival and solidarity. While the overarching objective of the intervention was violence prevention, the strategies it adopted had wider social and economic effects, which are examined here. Most significantly, the intervention sought to prevent and address violence by formalising social and economic relations in the township of Khayelitsha. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject TRADE en
dc.subject KHAYELITSHA en
dc.subject POVERTY ALLEVIATION en
dc.title Upgrading informal trading: impacts on livelihoods and social cohesion in Khayelitsha en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle The state of the nation: poverty & inequality: diagnosis, prognosis and responses en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Soudien, C. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Reddy, V. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Woolard, I. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10752 en
dc.PageNumber 253-271 en
dc.outputnumber 9782 en
dc.bibliographictitle Barolsky, V., Sanchez-Betancourt, D. & Davids, Y.D. (2019) Upgrading informal trading: impacts on livelihoods and social cohesion in Khayelitsha. In: Soudien, C., Reddy, V. & Woolard, I. (eds).<i>The state of the nation: poverty & inequality: diagnosis, prognosis and responses</i>. Cape Town: HSRC Press. 253-271. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Barolsky, V. en
dc.contributor.author2 Sanchez-Betancourt, D. en
dc.contributor.author3 Davids, Y.D. en


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