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This is an impressive account of Hong Kong's contemporary social and spatial structure, exploring issues of community, neighbourhood and social division.
Hong Kong’s policy and political history, its essentially mono-cultural environment and its unique topography and built form have produced a rather different social milieu to make Hong Kong quite distinct from other major cities. In exploring these issues the book will also engage with a number of other topical debates in urban policy, social policy and sociology such as:
The authors of this fascinating text fuse locally based research on Hong Kong neighbourhoods with more macro level urban political economy to produce a comprehensive and up-to-date account of social and behavioural change in what is one of the most widely recognized urban landscapes in the world.
1. Introduction: High Rise City 2. Understanding Hong Kong's Development - A Brief Political Economy 3. City of Life 4. Reach for the Sky...The Classless City of Opportunity 5. Asia's World City 6. A Machine for Living 7. Accomodating Social and Economic Change 8. The Local in the Global 9. Conclusion: Into the Future