The City as Enabler

  • Daniel GarrettEmail author


This chapter discusses the many ways in which the material fabric of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region conveniences the visual execution and visuality of dissent. It describes the context of the city in which thousands of political and social actions transpire yearly and how its architecture, population, and transportation ecology facilitate not just the performance of dissent but also allow Hong Kong’s subaltern to resist and counter hegemonic efforts to “disappear” or “silence” the SAR’s quintessential political character. In other words, the city itself facilitates subaltern countervisuality.


Social Networking Site Special Administrative Region Urban Fabric Falun Gong Street Railing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.City University of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong SAR

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