Encountering Development in the Age of Global Capitalism

A Case Study

  • Kin-Ling┬áTang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Kin-Ling Tang
    Pages 1-18
  3. Kin-Ling Tang
    Pages 19-39
  4. Kin-Ling Tang
    Pages 81-110
  5. Kin-Ling Tang
    Pages 165-171

About this book


This book proposes an alternative approach to understanding development and discusses the possibilities of alternative development in the age of global capitalism from a socio-cultural perspective. Tracing the development of Mui Wo, a rural town on the outskirts of Hong Kong, for more than a decade, it explores the factors that have allowed it to stand apart from the metropolis and follow a path of development that is distinct from the rest of Hong Kong. It also discusses how a place and its people, with their own time-space conceptions, respond to the changes prompted by the exigencies of global capitalism.  The book goes beyond institutional concerns and focuses on the daily life of ordinary people. It identifies the forces underlying globalisation, addresses what happens when such forces interact with local ones, and explores the resultant diversions and diversifications. The book is an invitation to all those who are interested in reflecting on heterogeneity and diversity amidst the impulses of globalisation.


Alternative development in global capitalism Cycling and development in Hong Kong Development in Lantau Hong Kong Roads and development in Hong Kong Waste and culture in Hong Kong

Authors and affiliations

  • Kin-Ling┬áTang
    • 1
  1. 1.The Education University of Hong KongHong KongChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5118-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5120-3
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