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Privatisation of street food markets in London: curating markets and place

Concha, Paz (2016) Privatisation of street food markets in London: curating markets and place. Researching Sociology (27 Jul 2016). Blog.

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Abstract

In a recent edition of The Guardian, there was a story about the privatisation of Berwick Street Market, an historic London market in the heart of Soho. Stallholders are protesting at the council’s decision to bring in a “commercial operator” to manage the market. Why would the council would do that? Not only for efficiency reasons, but as a councillor mentions, the market needs to “wash its face”. Bringing in a market organiser for Berwick Street is a way of changing the look and feel of the market and the area; as a market campaigner says in the article “the reinvention of markets has got to be done in a curated way”.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/researchingsociology/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Collections > LSE Researching Sociology Blog
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 09:37
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 10:41
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/82235

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