Educating diverse democracy through performative citizenship: The role of minority youth in the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

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Abstract

Youth demands for democracy have been at the forefront of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement, a student-led series of protests, occupations and collaborations across different social groups starting from October, 2014. In this movement, youth have positioned Hong Kong as having a distinct culture and identity that deserves protection under the “One Country, Two Systems” framework. The Movement has also altered the social and political landscape as a venue providing inspired forms of education for democracy. This paper focuses on one unique facet of educating democracy within the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement: Specifically, how the movement has demonstrated the power of performative citizenship among participating ethnic minority youth, whose identities and cultures are dynamic rather than static in lived experience. Copyright © 2016 AERA.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

Citation

Jackson, L. (2016, April). Educating diverse democracy through performative citizenship: The role of minority youth in the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 2016 (AERA 2016): Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, US.

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