Consuming Hong Kong by Gordon Mathews, Tai-lok Lui PDF

By Gordon Mathews, Tai-lok Lui

ISBN-10: 9622095461

ISBN-13: 9789622095465

This booklet exhibits how the unique ehtnographic examine of intake in Hong Kong may end up in a deeper realizing of Hong Kong existence as an entire, in addition to of intake on this planet at large.

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Hong Kong has long since joined the league of leading global cities, both in terms of its status in the world urban hierarchy (Friedmann 1995) and its cost of living. Tourists going after bargains have been replaced by more affluent visitors (for example, Japanese The Mailing of Hong Kong 25 tourists), who are ready to spend on expensive brand-name items. Nevertheless, the shopping scene in Hong Kong is still phenomenal. Shopping malls are literally everywhere. One after another, shopping malls have been constructed to cater for the ever-changing needs of consumers.

It was a place for having a taste of modern and Western ways of life. Its modern atmosphere was found liberating — it was a rendezvous for the young whitecollar and factory workers, as earlier noted, and also a salon for young intellectuals looking for philosophical and political inspiration in coffeeshop debates. The liberating atmosphere found in Ocean Terminal was not an i n h e r e n t part of t h e shopping mall. T h e m u l t i p l i c i t y of meanings attributed to this shopping venue was provided by its visitors.

Wong, Wendy Siu-yi. 1999. Gwonggou, Mahnfa, Sangwuht I: Heunggong Bouji Gwonggou 1945-1970. [Advertising, Culture and Everyday Life I: Hong Kong Newspaper Advertisements 1945-1970]. Hong Kong: Luck Win. n ^ n ° 1999 o o ^ g : W £ » M - The Mailing of Hong Kong Tai-lok Lui Shopping in Hong Kong is a serious sport.

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