Hong Kong : migrant lives, landscapes, and journeys / Caroline Knowles, Douglas Harper

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Author
Knowles, Caroline, 1954-

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Imprint
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Descript
270 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Series
Fieldwork encounters and discoveries
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Beginnings and endings -- Arriving in postcolonial Hong Kong -- Framing migration -- Framing migrants -- Framing Hong Kong Chineseness -- Framing whiteness -- Framing empire and after -- Framing the investigation -- Arranging the dead -- Soldiering on -- Drying the flag -- Making new lives -- An ordinary life(style) -- Day-trip to Shenzhen -- Inside the expatriate bubble -- Fabricating the city -- Moving on -- The English business -- The schools and language game -- Trading places -- Old China hands -- Riding the waves -- Managing dis/location -- Island life -- "Britain saddens me" -- Lifestyle migration -- The baby -- Working global systems -- Corporate lives/wives -- America and the matrix of global dominance -- "Choosers and losers" -- Chungking mansions -- Central Kowloon mosque -- Indian food -- Life at the top -- The peak -- Ladies who lunch -- Tea? -- Service -- Serving-class migrants -- Living inside others' lives -- Sundays in Statue Square -- Relationships with the Philippines -- Routes out -- Boys' night out -- Night and day in Wanchai -- Wanchai warriors -- The 'girlies' -- Clubbing -- Club scenes -- United Services Recreation Club -- Poolside with the vicar's wife -- Poolside with the diver -- "It's time to pack up and go home" -- Kowloon Cricket Club -- On patrol -- Migration revisited -- Endings and beginnings.
Subject
Hong Kong (China) -- Emigration and immigration.
British -- China -- Hong Kong -- Social conditions.
Hong Kong (China) -- Ethnic relations.
Alt Author
Harper, Douglas A.
ISBN
9780226448565 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226448568 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226448572 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0226448576 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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OCoLC
20100330121702.0
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