Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows

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Since the beginning of scholarly writing about the informal economy in the mid-1970s, the debate has evolved from addressing survival strategies of the poor to considering the implications for national development and the global economy. Simultaneously, research on informal politics has ranged from neighborhood clientelism to contentious social movements basing their claims on a variety of social identities in their quest for social justice. Despite related empirical and theoretical concerns, these research traditions have seldom engaged in dialogue with one another. Out of the Shadows brings leading scholars of the informal economy and informal politics together to address how globalization has influenced local efforts to resolve political and economic needs--and how these seemingly separate issues are indeed deeply related. In addition to the editors, contributors are Javier Auyero, Miguel Angel Centeno, Sylvia Chant, Robert Gay, Mercedes GonzAilez de la Rocha, JosAc Itzigsohn, Alejandro Portes, and Juan Manuel RamAsrez SAiiz.... become crucial for daily household maintenance (Safa 1995)- Women of all kindsa€” young and mature, single and married, ... In situations where there is at least one regular wage, individuals within households can devote time and other anbsp;...

Title:Out of the Shadows
Author: Patricia Fernández-Kelly, Jon Shefner
Publisher:Penn State Press - 2006

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