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The Resource Transnational Feminism and Women's Movements in Post-1997 Hong Kong : Solidarity Beyond the State, Adelyn Lim, (electronic resource)

Transnational Feminism and Women's Movements in Post-1997 Hong Kong : Solidarity Beyond the State, Adelyn Lim, (electronic resource)

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Transnational Feminism and Women's Movements in Post-1997 Hong Kong : Solidarity Beyond the State
Title
Transnational Feminism and Women's Movements in Post-1997 Hong Kong
Title remainder
Solidarity Beyond the State
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Adelyn Lim
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Language
eng
Summary
This study demonstrates that recognizing the differences of the women activists promoting disparate agendas leads to a fuller appreciation of the connections and commonalities in the relations among those involved. Transnational Feminism and Women's Movements in Post-1997 Hong Kong: Solidarity Beyond the State is the first comprehensive account of feminism and women's movements in Hong Kong. The unique geographical, historical and cultural situation of the city provides the backdrop for Adelyn Lim to bring diverse groups of activists organizing socially disadvantaged and disaffected women, many of whom originating from Mainland China as well as South and Southeast Asia, to the foreground. Feminism, Lim argues, is not premised on a collective identity; it should rather be understood as a collective frame of action. The work begins with a critical history of women's mobilization during the British colonial period and the lead up to governance under the People's Republic of China. Subsequent chapters discuss the organizational forms, rhetoric, and strategies of women's groups in addressing the feminization of poverty, engagement with state institutions, violence against women, prostitution, and domestic work. Conflicts between feminist ideals and the realities and demands of the socio-political environment are thrown into sharp relief. The empirical analysis makes a case for Hong Kong to be considered as a prime site to challenge and renew the theorizing of transnational feminism
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Lim, Adelyn
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non fiction
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Global connections
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  • Women's rights
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Transnational Feminism and Women's Movements in Post-1997 Hong Kong : Solidarity Beyond the State, Adelyn Lim, (electronic resource)
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Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [139]-148) and index
Contents
Introduction -- A historical perspective of women's activism in Hong Kong -- Dynamics of diversity -- Boundaries and spaces -- Objectified body/embodied subject -- Global cities, global workers, global unions -- Conclusion -- Methodological appendixes
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ssj0001526238
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1 online resource (1 PDF (xii, 156 pages) :)
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online
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9789888313174
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illustrations
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001526238
Label
Transnational Feminism and Women's Movements in Post-1997 Hong Kong : Solidarity Beyond the State, Adelyn Lim, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [139]-148) and index
Contents
Introduction -- A historical perspective of women's activism in Hong Kong -- Dynamics of diversity -- Boundaries and spaces -- Objectified body/embodied subject -- Global cities, global workers, global unions -- Conclusion -- Methodological appendixes
Control code
ssj0001526238
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xii, 156 pages) :)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9789888313174
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001526238

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