I 'villaggi di mestiere' del Delta del Fiume Rosso (Vietnam)
AbstractIn the densely populated countryside of the Red River Delta (1000 people per km2) in Vietnam, an original system of production is in the process of being modernized and expanded. Based upon a substratum of craft and industrial villages interlinked within trade and family networks, clusters of craft villages seek to position themselves within the context of the ongoing transition from a system long administered by the communist State to a market economy. A system of production that has not yet been swept away by capitalism, unlike those in other East and Southeast Asian countries, dominated by the market economy and large-scale industrial complexes that employ a numerous, low-paid workforce. In the shadow of China, whose companies are dif?cult to compete with, Vietnam manages to carve out a niche by continuing the tradition of craft villages. But for how long? Drawing on a diachronic study, the paper presents the methods of economic restructuring and spatial reform of various cluster types (textiles, woodwork, food processing, wickerwork and metallurgy), the technical transformations of various crafts and their workforce capacity, according to the implemented policies and local, national and international economic circumstances.
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Volume (Year): 14 (2010)
Issue (Month): 36 ()
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rural industry; cluster; craft villages; town-countryside relationship; Red River Delta;
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