Urban Marginality in Hong Kong's Global Diaspora

  • Hee Sun Choi

About this book


This book aims to examine the characteristics, roles and social values of public spaces in the globalized territory of Hong Kong. Choi focuses on the usage of public space by marginalised communities, particularly the foreign domestic helpers of Hong Kong. By examining their weekly social and political activities across a range of public spaces in the city, Choi addresses the influence of the marginalized on the wider community and built environment of this advanced capitalist society.  


Urban Marginality Hong Kong Public Spaces Urban Space Social Equality Spatial Concentration Built Environment Central District of Hong Kong Urban Development Equality Citizenship Democracy Migrant Workers Domestic Workers Public Open Space

Authors and affiliations

  • Hee Sun Choi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-04641-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-04642-2
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