Recrafting in/formality, leveraging public market trade in Baguio, Philippines

B. Lynne Milgram

Abstract


With growing urbanization, Southern governments often privilege large-scale developments that frustrate urbanites’ livelihood needs. In Baguio, Philippines public marketers counter such top-down disenfranchisement by operationalizing formal “advocacy” and informal “everyday” politics. That authorities negotiate agreements to accept payments for marketers’ infractions, I argue, materializes complex and complicit intersections of formal/informal and legal/illegal practices.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7340/anuac2239-625X-3072

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunica-22013

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