Title

Encountering development in the age of global capitalism : a case study

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Publisher

Springer

Keywords

Alternative development in global capitalism, Cycling and development in Hong Kong, Development in Lantau Hong Kong, Roads and development in Hong Kong, Waste and culture in Hong Kong

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1007/978-981-10-5120-3

ISBN

9789811051180

Publisher Statement

Copyright © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Tang, K.-L. (2017). Encountering development in the age of global capitalism: A case study. Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-5120-3

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