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

Shin, Hyun Bang (2012) Book review: ghetto at the center of the world: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong. LSE Review of Books (20 Nov 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Asia Research Centre
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Collections > LSE Review of Books
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 11:55
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/48828/

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