Title

Rhythmanalysis as a tool in social analysis on ethnicity in Hong Kong

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Asian Ethnicity

Publication Date

2-13-2017

Volume

Advance online publication

Publisher

Routledge

Keywords

Hong Kong, Lefebvre, rhythmanalysis, ethnic minorities

Abstract

This article applies Henri Lefebvre’s concept of rhythmanalysis to an exploration of ethnicity in Hong Kong. It argues that rhythmanalysis has tended to be used in social geography, architectural research, and cultural studies and has been overlooked as a methodological tool in regard to ethnicity. An historic narrative of ethnic diversity in Hong Kong is contrasted with contemporary transformations. It is argued that rhythmanalysis presents an alternative perspective that can deepen knowledge about enduring social patterns that serve to contextualise ethnicity and ethnic relations in a given space. In conclusion, it is argued that there is a need for greater recognition of ethnic diversity in Hong Kong as a means to assert a more confident and secure local identity.

DOI

10.1080/14631369.2017.1292118

Print ISSN

14631369

E-ISSN

14692953

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Recommended Citation

O'Connor, P. (2017). Rhythmanalysis as a tool in social analysis on ethnicity in Hong Kong. Asian Ethnicity. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14631369.2017.1292118