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Urban Marginality in Hong Kong's Global Diaspora

Authors: Choi, Hee Sun

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  • -Seeks to understand how public space can be operationalized by individuals from different groups by analyzing the use of four selected public spaces in Hong Kong
  • -Closely examines how marginalized groups interact with public spaces
  • -Employs a participatory design methodology in ethnographic field work in order to assess social issues in a complex urban environment
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This book aims to examine the characteristics, roles and social values of public spaces in the globalized territory of Hong Kong. Choi focuses on the usage of public space by marginalised communities, particularly the foreign domestic helpers of Hong Kong. By examining their weekly social and political activities across a range of public spaces in the city, Choi addresses the influence of the marginalized on the wider community and built environment of this advanced capitalist society. 

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Hee Sun Choi is Lecturer of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong, and Founding Partner, Choi-Comer Asia Architecture and Urban Design, Hong Kong.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • New Spaces of Urban Marginality Within the Global Diaspora of Hong Kong: Introduction

    Pages 1-18

    Choi, Hee Sun

  • The Quality of Life for the Urban Marginality in Hong Kong

    Pages 19-43

    Choi, Hee Sun

  • Can the Social Life of Small Urban Spaces Benefit the Urban Marginalities?

    Pages 45-71

    Choi, Hee Sun

  • Sense of Place and Sense of Self: Place Identity and Body Politics on the Pavements of Hong Kong

    Pages 73-126

    Choi, Hee Sun

  • The Tangible and Intangible Challenges in Linking the Marginal with the Central: ‘All Together for a Street Event’

    Pages 127-143

    Choi, Hee Sun

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Hardcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Marginality in Hong Kong's Global Diaspora
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04642-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04642-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04641-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 155
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 117 illustrations in colour
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