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Author Tang, Kin-Ling,
Title Encountering development in the age of global capitalism : a case study / Kin-Ling Tang.
Imprint Singapore : Springer, [2017]

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Author Tang, Kin-Ling,
Subject Capitalism -- Case studies.
Globalization -- Economic aspects -- Case studies.
Economic development -- Case studies.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents List of Proper Names in English and Their Chinese Original; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; Mui Wo, Hong Kong and Globalisation; Globalisation and Power Relations; Finance Capitalism: Immateriality and Speed; Encountering Development in the Age of Global Capitalism; Mui Wo and Alternative Development; References; Chapter 2: Two Tales of a City; Mui Wo, Lantau Island, 2013; The Metropolis; Mui Wo from 1997 to 2013: A Unique Time and Space; To Cry, or Not to Cry? Opening of Tsing Ma Bridge; References; Chapter 3: Techniques of Going Slow: Cycling in Mui Wo; Cycling and Development.
Bicycle Technology Going Slow; Techniques; Cycling in Mui Wo; Body Techniques; The Machine; Time-Space Compression; Non-linearity of Progress; Time-Space 'Decompression'?; Sensory Experiences; Human Power; References; Chapter 4: Taking Care of Our Own Waste; Dirt as Matter of Out of Place; Stereotype; Development and Globalisation; Scenery Please, but Not the Smell; Septic Tank; Waste as Creative; 'Surely, the State Is the Sewer'; References; Chapter 5: All Roads Lead to Development or How Small Paths Lead Us Home; The Road; The Road to Development.
From Wider Roads to More Expensive Housing More Houses, People and Money; When the Government Intervenes ... ; 'Government, Government, Government'; Small Paths Lead Us Home; Lived Time; Marginal as Radical; References; Chapter 6: Whose Development? Transnational Capitalism and the Homogenisation of Space; A Facelift Plan; User Responsibilities; Mui Wo in the Metropolis; Alive or Dead? When Capital Penetrates the Land; References; Chapter 7: Conclusion: The Landscape; Capital and Its Discontents; Depression; The Dog Killer Speaks; Reference.
Summary This book proposes an alternative approach to understanding development and discusses the possibilities of alternative development in the age of global capitalism from a socio-cultural perspective. Tracing the development of Mui Wo, a rural town on the outskirts of Hong Kong, for more than a decade, it explores the factors that have allowed it to stand apart from the metropolis and follow a path of development that is distinct from the rest of Hong Kong. It also discusses how a place and its people, with their own time-space conceptions, respond to the changes prompted by the exigencies of global capitalism. The book goes beyond institutional concerns and focuses on the daily life of ordinary people. It identifies the forces underlying globalisation, addresses what happens when such forces interact with local ones, and explores the resultant diversions and diversifications. The book is an invitation to all those who are interested in reflecting on heterogeneity and diversity amidst the impulses of globalisation.
ISBN 9789811051203 (electronic bk.)
9811051208 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-981-10-5120-3
OCLC # 994906027
Additional Format Print version: Tang, Kin-Ling. Encountering development in the age of global capitalism. Singapore : Springer, [2017] 9789811051180 9811051186 (OCoLC)987282239.

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