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Author Lim, Adelyn, author.

Title Transnational feminism and women's movements in post-1997 Hong Kong : solidarity beyond the state / Adelyn Lim
Published Hong Kong [China] : Hong Kong University Press, [2015]
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015


Description 1 online resource (xii, 156 pages) : illustrations
Series Global connections
Global connections (Hong Kong University Press)
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-148) and index
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Subject Women's rights -- China -- Hong Kong -- History
Feminism -- China -- Hong Kong -- History
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
Women's rights.
China -- Hong Kong.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789888313174