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Counter-hegemonic Resistance in China's Hong Kong

Visualizing Protest in the City

Garrett, Daniel Paul

2015, IX, 396 p. 530 illus.

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  • Provides a compelling visual narrative of Hong Kong China's 'City of Protest'
  • Vividly captures the “Hongkonger uprising” under Chinese rule
  • Investigates contentious visual politics and performances under ‘One Country, Two Systems’
  • Elucidates image politics in a Chinese competitive authoritarian political system
  • Visualizes street-level counter-hegemonic cultural, political and social resistance

This book and associated collection of visual data and sociological observations examine how the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) has been visually re-imagined, transformed, and utilized by its subalterns in the post-Handover period to reproduce their aspirations and demands for greater democracy and social justice while simultaneously contesting the hegemonic pressure exerted by China under the “One Country, Two Systems” ideology. It provides a rich visual description and narrative of how Hong Kong’s many repressed social and political actors have struggled to make their voices heard under its competitive authoritarian political system. The book addresses the growing scholarly interest in the visual analysis of global protests and social movements as salient sources of sociological data and on the creation of meaning.  By innovatively tackling the visual culture and visuality of subaltern resistance in Hong Kong it contributes to our understanding of contentious SAR-China politics and the New Social Movement, and will be of great interest to Hong Kong, resistance, social movement, and visual studies scholars.     


Content Level » Research

Keywords » Counter-hegemonic resistance in Hong Kong - Designated public activity areas in Hong Kong - Freedom of press in Hong Kong - Freedom of protest in Hong Kong - Freedom of speech in Hong Kong - Historical situation of Hong Kong - Hong Kong's socio-political environment - One Country, Two Systems - Political defiance in Hong Kong - Political resistance in Hong Kong - Political situation of Hong Kong - Political surveillance in Hong Kong - Press and security zones in Hong Kong - Visual activism in Hong Kong

Related subjects » Political Science

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