Social Groups of the Upper and Lower Classes of Hanoi Essay

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Introduction:
In the essay the discussion will be based on the social groups of the upper class and the lower class in the city of Hanoi in Vietnam and how the social groups have different meanings and values to the urban places.in the last thirty years Hanoi has developed from one of the poorest county in Asia and is now thriving amongst the richest countries and the population has grown dramatically ‘overnight expansion of the city’s population from approximately 3.5 to 6.23 million inhabitants’ (Turner and Schoenberger 2012). The developement and upscale has left many major impacts on the country and its society especially the poor. we see that many of the poor have lost part of their livelihoods and have suffered through the changes
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‘Places and Regions in Global Context’ by Paul L. Knox, Sallie A. Marston .My main research will come from the Geertman paper which is based on the development of Hanoi and how these factors have affected the locals and the different social groups.
Data methodology:
For this paper I researched the city of Hanoi. I got the background information on it and then I researched it deeper. I found the research paper written by Geertman which went into depth about Hanoi and the developments .I read the chapters tat where assigned to us and I found that it was very helpful because it gave me an over view of the topic. The second research paper that was essential for this paper give different aspects of the development of Hanoi but also gave the public’s view which was very helpful but it also give a broader view of the development of Hanoi.

Results: In Hanoi many of the locals sell their produce or goods from the side of the roads, their own homes and the famous traditional markets that are squished together with stalls and people. We see that these are the important aspects of their lives the upper class. The lower classes make their livings from these markets. ‘The local economy in the form of small scale shops is extremely important for the lesser well-off in society.’ (Geertman,2010) the profits are then returned to them as they don’t have to pay rent as many thought they were entitled to the space where they sold their goods . ‘.Also
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