Article: To be Here to Live Better There: Economic Strategies and the Food and Nutrition Vulnerabilities of Hanoi´s Floating Population

Itinera 34This paper focuses on the everyday practices of the floating population in Hanoi, Vietnam, and analyses how this population builds its livelihoods between «here», the city, and «there», the countryside. Starting from the food practices, which reflect the daily constraints that these individuals face while in Hanoi, the paper shows how the floating population makes choices and develops strategies in which the city serves an economic resource for the benefit of the countryside. These strategies may involve precarious living conditions and higher vulnerability in a short-term scale, but this precarious situation is counterbalanced by an improvement on living conditions at the household scale and at the urban-rural system scale, and ensures a higher resilience in the long-term.

Abstract of the chapter of :

Gwenn Puillat: Être ici pour vivre mieux là-bas : Stratégies économiques et vulnérabilité alimentaire de la population flottante à Hanoi [To be Here to Live Better There: Economic Strategies and the Food and Nutrition Vulnerabilities of Hanoi´s Floating Population]

in:

Duchêne-Lacroix, Cédric, and Pascal Mäder, eds. Hier und Dort: Ressourcen und Verwundbarkeiten in multilokalen Lebenswelten. 34 Itinera. Basel: Société Suisse d’histoire, 2013.

Schwabe Verlag: http://www.schwabe.ch/schwabe-verlag/buecher/buchdetails/itinera/hier-und-dort-ressourcen-und-verwundbarkeiten-in-multilokalen-lebenswelten-ici-et-la-ressources-et-vulnerabilites-dans-la-vie-multilocale-5211/?tt_products[begin_at]=16&cHash=0fab3a64d086b74f6c8ab5f911166021

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