Sport in Hong Kong: Culture, identity, and policy

Tobias ZUSER (Editor), Ka Ki Lawrence HO (Editor)

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Abstract

This edited volume fills a gap in this understudied niche of sport in Hong Kong by offering an interdisciplinary inquiry that acknowledges sport as a global force that shapes local culture, identity, and politics. As such this publication accommodates perspectives across sociology, cultural studies, anthropology, policy studies, and history to offer both a rich and complementary account of sporting culture in Hong Kong's socio-historical context. In the past, Orientalist myths told through movies and advertisements have produced an idealized image of Hong Kong as a city of hybridity, a place where "East meets West," with a futurist skyline that has inspired countless steampunk and sci-fi novels. However, the last few years have significantly changed the global perception of this Asian metropolis amidst the formation of a new geopolitical frontier. This volume is not so much a documentation of a peculiar sports system, but a timely discussion and analysis of Hong Kong as a postcolonial place in crisis mode. Copyright © 2024 Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPeter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers
ISBN (Electronic)9781433185380
ISBN (Print)9781433185373
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2024

Citation

Zuser, T. & Ho, L, K.-K. (Eds.). (2024). Sport in Hong Kong: Culture, identity, and policy. Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.3726/b17998

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