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Ghetto at the center of the world
Gordon Mathews

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Ghetto at the center of the world
Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong
Gordon Mathews

Published 2011 by University of Chicago Press in Chicago, London .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Note on Hong Kong
Place. Introducing Chungking Mansions ; "Ghetto at the center of the world" ; Why Chungking Mansions exists and why it matters ; The building ; History ; Owners' association ; Business ; My own involvement
People. Traders ; Owners and managers ; Temporary workers ; Asylum seekers ; Domestic helpers ; Sex workers ; Heroin addicts ; Tourists ; How these different groups interact
Goods. The passage of goods in Chungking Mansions ; Selling goods ; Taking advantage of buyers ; Copy goods ; Manufacturers and middlemen ; Tricks and travails of a phone stall ; Varieties of traders ; The generation gap among traders ; Techniques of traders ; The lure of China ; The perils of customs ; The significance of goods and traders
Laws. The omnipresent shadow of the law ; Conflicts within and beyond the law ; The role of police ; Visas and residence rights ; Asylum seekers and the law ; "Real" and "fake" asylum seekers ; The lives of asylum seekers ; The changing treatment of asylum seekers ; Future. Changing imaginations of Chungking Mansions ; How Chungking Mansions transforms people ; Cultural identity ; Global significance ; The future of Chungking Mansions / the future of the world.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
951.25
Library of Congress
DS796.H78 C48 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24478994M
ISBN 10
0226510190, 0226510204
ISBN 13
9780226510194, 9780226510200
LC Control Number
2010036533

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