Bookcover of Ethnic Relations in Everyday Life
Booktitle:

Ethnic Relations in Everyday Life

How Ethnic Boundary is Reproduced and Negotiated in Hong Kong

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2012-05-17 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-13093-9

ISBN-10:
3659130931
EAN:
9783659130939
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Hong Kong has generally been regarded as a socially homogenous city predominately populated by ethnic Chinese. Ethnic minorities are usually absent in public discourse and ethnic relations are generally considered harmonious in the city. However, despite the lack of an institutionalized form of racism in Hong Kong, ethnic tensions do exist in the everyday life among individuals. This study is concerned about the everyday level of ethnic relations in Hong Kong. It reveals how ethnic relations are dealt with by both ethnic minorities and the local Chinese people residing in the city. In particular, the way in which ethnic boundary is constantly reproduced and negotiated by the two parties in their everyday life is examined. The South Asian communities, including the Indian, Pakistani, Nepalese and Sri Lankan communities, are selected as the target in this study because they are the largest groups of ethnic minorities and they have a long history of settlement in Hong Kong. Furthermore, by revealing the ways in which ethnic boundary can be negotiated, it is argued that there is potential for ethnic minorities to open up alternative meanings of the social category of “Hong Konger”.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Tsz Kin Choi
Number of pages:
176
Published on:
2012-05-17
Stock:
Available
Category:
Sociology
Price:
68.00 €
Keywords:
Identity, ethnic minority, Hong Kong, Ethnicity, Ethnic Relations, boundary

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