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Book review: ghetto at the center of the world: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong

Shin, Hyun Bang ORCID: 0000-0002-1103-9221 (2012) Book review: ghetto at the center of the world: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong. LSE Review of Books (20 Nov 2012). Website.

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There is nowhere else in the world quite like Chungking Mansions, a dilapidated seventeen-storey commercial and residential structure in the heart of Hong Kong, home to Pakistani phone stall operators, Chinese guesthouse workers, backpacking tourists, Nepalese heroin addicts, Indonesian sex workers - possibly the most globalized spot on the planet. Gordon Mathews shows us that Chungking Mansions is emblematic of the way globalization actually works for most of the world’s people. Hyun Bang Shin finds Ghetto at the Center of the World to be a fascinating peek into the future of life on our shrinking planet.

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Asia Centre
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 11:55
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 18:36

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