It's a Living: Work and Life in Vietnam Today

It's a Living: Work and Life in Vietnam Today

By: Gerard Sasges (editor), Chi Mai (contributor)Paperback

1 - 2 weeks availability

Description

Through interviews and 70 photographs, It's a Living reveals the energy and struggle of the world of work in Vietnam today. A goldfish peddler installing aquariums, a business school graduate selling shoes on the sidewalk, a college student running an extensive multi-level sales network, and a girl doing promotions but intent on moving into management are just a few of the people profiled. Based on frank and freewheeling interviews conducted by students, the book engages a broad range of Vietnamese on their feelings about work, life and getting ahead. By providing a ground-level view of the texture of daily working life in the midst of rapid and unsettling change, the book reveals Vietnam today as a place where ordinary people are leveraging whatever assets they have, not just to survive, but to make a better life for themselves, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Create a review

About Author

Gerard Sasges is Assistant Professor at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/08/2013
  • ISBN13: 9789971696986
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 310
  • ID: 9789971696986
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 9971696983

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close