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Ethnic Minorities, Media and Participation in Hong Kong
Author: Lisa Yuk-ming LEUNG
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2021
Abstract:
Second and third generation South and Southeast Asian minorities in Hong Kong, being marginalized from mainstream social and political affairs, have developed an ambivalent sense of belonging to their host society. Unlike their forefathers who first settled in Hong Kong under British colonial rule, these younger generations have spent their formative years in the territory. As such, they have increasingly engaged in the public and political realms of society, partly in response to the territory’s rapid political changes. Leung discusses and analyses the complex and diverse engagement of migrant and minority youths in Hong Kong - and their struggle for recognition, while desiring to 'be-long' to a place they call home. Some are joining the calls for democratic changes in the territory. In particular, she argues that much of this struggle can be seen in minorities’ involvement in creative sectors of society.

While it will be of especial interest to scholars with an interest in Hong Kong, this book presents a compelling case study for anyone interested in the dynamics of migrant and minority engagement in the creative sector as a strategy for engagement.
African Transnational Mobility in China : Africans on the Move
Author: Roberto CASTILLO
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Year: 2021
Abstract:
Considering the African presence in China from an ethnographic and cultural studies perspective, this book offers a new way to theorise contemporary and future forms of transnational mobilities while expanding our understandings around the transformations happening in both China and Africa. The author develops an original argument and new theoretical insights about the significance of the African presence in Guangzhou, and presents an invaluable case study for understanding particular modes of transnational mobility. More broadly, it challenges forms of (re)presenting and producing knowledge about subjects on the move; and transforms existing theorisations and critical understandings of mobility and its shaping power. Through an ethnographic approach, the book brings us closer to a number of practices, features and objects that, while characterising the lives of Africans in Guangzhou, are also evidence of the interplay between individual aspirations, and the structural constraints embedded in contemporary regimes of transnational mobility. Raising critical questions about ways of (un)belonging in the precarious settings of neoliberal modernity and the future of African mobilities, this book will be of interest to scholars of transnational, African and Chinese Studies.
Ten Crises: The Political Economy of China’s Development (1949-2020)
Editors: Lau Kin Chi, Sit Tsui
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Year: 2021
Abstract:
This open access handbook, Ten Crises, systematically traces the economic history of China from 1949 to 2020, unravelling the complex domestic and global factors leading to the cyclical crises identified by Wen and his research team, and examining the corresponding counteracting policies and measures by the government to resolve or defer the crises. The book offers profound insights into China’s endeavours and predicaments on the path of modernization and contemplates opportunities and lessons for the forging of alternative trajectories not only for China but also for the global south: to reconstruct rural communities for integrated cooperation and governance, and to revitalize ecological civilization.
福島/輻島 : 十年回首詰問
作者: 劉健芝, 黃小媚, 何志雄
出版社: 生活‧讀書‧新知三聯書店
年份: 2021
摘要:
福島第一核電站一百余萬噸核污水傾入太平洋,將禍及子孫後代,但這只是核電產業污染問題的冰山一角。本書以福島核危機為“麻雀”,從核電原理,核電事故分類與危害,核電產業與地方政治經濟的關聯,核電共同體的推波助瀾,核電的“環保性”“經濟性”“安全性”以及“二戰”後核電產業發展的國際政治背景,福島核危機與社會運動等多角度剖切,打開理解核電問題的廣闊視野。
全球化與國家競爭: 新興七國比較研究
作者: 溫鐵軍, 劉健芝, 黃鈺書, 薛翠
出版社: 東方出版社
年份: 2021
摘要:
當前金融資本主義在以美國為首的核心國家頻繁爆發危機,並以成本轉嫁的方式,將危機傳導至發展中國家,致使全球經濟下行,社會動盪。本書對具有代表性的發展中國家(即新興七國)在發展中的經驗與教訓進行了歸納和總結, 七國包括:越發走向金融全球化的中國和土耳其;農村分佈廣泛、組織化程度低、產業經濟難以形成規模競爭力的印度及印尼;以及始終受制於“單一化”經濟、未能完成工業化,並過分依賴原材料輸出而遭受國際經濟下行週期嚴重衝擊的巴西、委內瑞拉和南非。本書對於理解一般發展中國家的歷史命運,以及如何走出發展困境,都具有深刻的參考意義。
Dying for an iPhone : Apple, Foxconn, and the lives of China's workers
Authors: Jenny CHAN, Mark SELDEN, Ngai PUN
Publisher: Pluto Press
Year: 2020
Abstract:
Suicides, excessive overtime, hostility and violence on the factory floor in China. Drawing on vivid testimonies from rural migrant workers, student interns, managers and trade union staff, Dying for an iPhone is a devastating expose of two of the world's most powerful companies: Foxconn and Apple.

As the leading manufacturer of iPhones, iPads and Kindles, and employing one million workers in China alone, Taiwanese-invested Foxconn's drive to dominate global electronics manufacturing has aligned perfectly with China's goal of becoming the world leader in technology. This book reveals the human cost of that ambition and what our demands for the newest and best technology mean for workers.

Foxconn workers have repeatedly demonstrated their power to strike at key nodes of transnational production, challenge management and the Chinese state, and confront global tech behemoths. Dying for an iPhone allows us to assess the impact of global capitalism's deepening crisis on workers.
Musicophilia in Mumbai : Performing Subjects and the Metropolitan Unconscious
Author: Tejaswini NIRANJANA
Publisher: Duke University Press and Tulika Books
Year: 2020
Abstract:
MUSICOPHILIA IN MUMBAI examines the popularity of Hindustani-North Indian-music in Mumbai from the late 19th century to the present by seeking to understand the historical context through which the music entered into and structured urban spaces. Tejaswini Niranjana argues that the formation of an aural community around Hindustani music engendered the formation of a new musical subject: the musicophiliac. In doing so, Niranjana offers an indirect critique of formations of modernity, arguing against a totalizing modernity as posited by European thinkers, and instead offering a view of modernities that are different, spatially divergent, and co-existent. For Niranjana, the musicophiliac is the subject of Mumbai's modernity. Weaving together theories of the unconscious and Bourdieu's notion of the habitus, Niranjana names the "metropolitan unconscious"-the collective unconscious built from, and continually transformed by, the experiences of those who settled in Mumbai under colonial modernity-as that which allowed for creation of the musicophiliac subject. In the colonial modernity of Mumbai, Niranjana argues, subjects "re-vision" the past by drawing from the collective archive of Hindustani music-a subject formation which bypasses differences of caste, class, religion, gender, and language.
Music, modernity, and publicness in India
Editor: Tejaswini NIRANJANA
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2020
Abstract:
A collection of essays by leading scholars on different aspects of music, modernity and the formation of a public domain in India over the last one hundred years
Africans in China and Chinese in Africa: Identities, Inequalities and Well-Being
Editors: Padmore Adusei AMOAH, Obert HODZI, Roberto CASTILLO
Publisher: Asian Ethnicity
Year: 2020
Abstract:
Special issue from the "International Symposium on Inequalities and Wellbeing in China-Africa Relations" has been published by Asian Ethnicity. The Symposium was organised by the Centre of Social Policy and Social Change (SPSC) and held on 9-10 May 2019 at Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Japanese Adult Video Industry
Authors: Hoi-yan YAU, Heung-wah WONG (contribution: 55% and 45%)
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2020
Abstract:
This book explores censorship, particularly film and video censorship, in Japan in modern times. It shows how most censorship has been the film and video industry exercising self-censorship, but how this system has been problematic in that it has allowed dominant players in the industry to impose their own standards and exclude independent film makers. It outlines notable obscenity cases, and discusses how industry self-censorship bodies have been undermined both by industry outsiders setting up their own alternative regimes, and by the industry self-censorship bodies themselves being prosecuted for obscenity. The book also examines the conflict between the obscenity law, introduced in Meiji times when Japan was importing Western models, and the freedom of speech law, which was put in place by the American Occupation administration after the Second World War. The book concludes by assessing the current state of censorship in Japan and likely future development.
重塑民族主義 : 特賈斯維莉·尼南賈納讀本
作者: Tejaswini NIRANJANA
出版社: 上海社會科學院出版社
年份: 2019
摘要:
《重塑民族主義:特賈斯維莉·尼南賈納讀本》由文化研究學者特賈斯維莉·尼南賈納撰寫的導言及四篇長論文構成。特賈斯維莉是印度重要的女性主義理論家,她一直積極地為思考和研究印度社會問題提供理論武器和理論工具。在這本書裡,她嘗試總結印度在民族國家建構過程中的文化經歷,反思印度狹隘的大國世界觀。她認為,印度與美國不同,作為第三世界中的大國,應該構建自己的民族認同方法。與此同時,女性主義也應該是構建民族認同的一個重要維度。
中國新生代農民工
作者: 潘毅
出版社: 中華書局(香港)有限公司
年份: 2018
摘要:
中國一向有世界工廠之稱,是前所未見最大的製造業經濟體。中國擁有的勞動力當然也是世界最多,這是其經濟成就背後的關鍵元素。但是,維持經濟運作的中國工人究竟是一些什麼人?在經濟改革下,勞動過程正經歷什麼變化?

以專門研究中國工人著稱的潘毅教授,一直努力追溯過去三十年社會轉型的背景下,中國怎樣崛起成為「世界工廠」,而新的勞動力又如何冒起。在本書中,潘毅教授分析國家和跨國利益集團對於創造新的農民工的作用,這些農民工享受不到許多正常的權利和社會保障。近年來中國提高了高價值、高科技產品的生產,以供應正在成長的國內中產階級消費市場所需,工人就日益以集體行動方式來表達不滿,為國家和全球勞動分工帶來新的挑戰。

對中國經濟、政治與社會感興趣的讀者來說,本書糅合理論、政治和現實例子,是不可多得的指南。
農民工與新工人 : 當代中國階級問題研究
編者: 潘毅, 孟捷
出版社: 國立交通大學出版社
年份: 2018
摘要:
新工人階級是中國社會生產關係和制度變革的產物和主角,它又如一個縮影一般,揭示了三十年改革所造成的全部社會衝突和矛盾。

在「世界工廠」和「大工地」上,我們儼然看到了一個以地產和工業資本為代表的資產階級的到來和迅速膨脹,它們一面世,就成為新時代社會關係的中心和主導;另一方面,我們也見證了新工人在艱難掙扎求生存的苦難,以及一個新興工人階級孕育的艱難歷程。

本書作者們大多受在前線運動者的經驗啟發,他們在近年來的田野看見的是,不斷興起的大小起工資、罷工等運動,在在說明了階級矛盾激發團結抗爭的可能性。作者們以這些觀察與既有階級理論進行對話,他們亦認為能夠「落地」觀察工人或其他底層階級的生命以及勞動過程,或能有更批判、有機的研究成果!收入這本文集的文章有十七篇,從不同側面反映了改革以來中國新工人階級形成的過程。我們再將這些文章分為上篇──縱論:新工人階級的形成辯論;中篇──從半無產階級到無產階級的辯證歷程;下篇──工人階級的力量:實證與辯論
Breaking the silo : integrated science education in India
Editors: Anup DHAR, Tejaswini NIRANJANA, K. SRIDHAR
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
Year: 2017
Abstract:
Is the entrenched division between the natural and human sciences unbridgeable? Is this divide crippling innovation in science or is it necessary to keep science pure? Between 2006-14, an experiment was conducted in what came to be known as Integrated Science Education in several science institutions. It was initially driven by a variety of commonly-held assumptions for why science pedagogy needed interdisciplinary methods taken from the humanities - from those that argued for reality to be made complex, to those advocating local knowledge-systems and those asking scientists to become better citizens, better planners and administrators. Breaking the Silo compiles the experiments in pedagogy conducted by people from various disciplines in both the humanities and the sciences, all seeking to throw new light on the 'two cultures' theory that has beset India's science institution
Japanese Adult Video Industry
Authors: Heung-wah WONG and Hoi-yan YAU(contribution: 50% and 50%)
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2017
Abstract:
Unlike many other books on pornography which concentrate on arguments about restricting or not restricting pornography, this book focuses on the production of adult videos. It outlines and examines the industrial dynamics of the industry, its strategies, technological capabilities and organisational structure. It discusses the socialisation of those who participate in the industry, the role of censorship, the nature of markets and the wider cultural impact of the industry.
Migrant labor in China : post-socialist transformations
Author: Ngai PUN
Publisher: Polity Press
Year: 2016
Abstract:
Long known as the world's factory, China is the largest manufacturing economy ever seen, accounting for more than 10% of global exports. China is also, of course, home to the largest workforce on the planet, the crucial element behind its staggering economic success. But who are China’s workers who keep the machine running, and how is the labor process changing under economic reform?

Pun Ngai, a leading expert in factory labor in China, charts the rise of China as a “world workshop” and the emergence of a new labor force in the context of the post-socialist transformations of the last three decades. The book analyzes the role of the state and transnational interests in creating a new migrant workforce deprived of many rights and social protection. As China increases its output of high-value, high-tech products, particularly for its own growing domestic market of middle-class consumers, workers are increasingly voicing their discontent through strikes and protest, creating new challenges for the Party-State and the global division of labor.

Blending theory, politics, and real-world examples, this book will be an invaluable guide for upper-level students and non-specialists interested in China’s economy and Chinese politics and society.
認識香港南亞少數族裔
作者: 陳錦榮, 梁旭明
出版社: 中華書局(香港)有限公司
年份: 2016
摘要:
南亞裔人士是香港人口的重要組成部分,他們人數眾多,文化多樣,近年成為備受關注的群體。儘管面對社會、經濟的困難和與飽受歧視,很多南亞裔人士都用自己的方法努力生存。

本書聚焦在香港的三個主要南亞族群—─印度人、巴基斯坦人及尼泊爾人,探索他們在香港的文化和歷史,闡述他們在學校和工作的生活經驗。本書並從法律和媒體角度切入,討論《種族歧視條例》立法在多大程度上能保障南亞少數族裔的權利、探討南亞裔在主流媒體中的呈現,以及他們如何創意地運用媒體來獲得社會大眾的認同。 本書以平實簡潔的文字,附以一系列的個案分析,並採用跨學科的研究方法,包括社會學、社會工作、媒體研究、人類學、歷史和文化研究,適合大學生及一般讀者閱讀。在少數族裔權益愈受重視之時,此書也是公民社會、從政者和政策制定者必讀的書籍。
Social Economy in China and the World
Editors: Ngai PUN, Ben Hok-Bun KU, Hairong YAN, Anita KOO
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2015
Abstract:
Thirty-years of economic transformation has turned China into one of the major players in the global capitalist economy. However, its economic growth has generated rising problems in inequality, alienation, and sustainability with the agrarian crises of the 1990s giving rise to real social outcry to the extent that they became the object of central government policy reformulations.

Contributing to a paradigm-shift in the theory and practices of economic development, this book examines the concept of social economy in China and around the world. It offers to rethink space, economy and community in a trans-border context which moves us beyond both planned and market economies. The chapters address theoretical issues, critical reflections and case studies on the practice of social economy in the context of globalization and its attempt to create an alternative modernity. Through this, the book builds a platform for further cross-disciplinary and cross-boundary dialogue on the future of social economy in China and the world.

With examples from Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe this book will not only appeal to students and scholars of Chinese and Asian social policy and development, but also those of social economy from an international perspective.
The Struggle for Food Sovereignty: Alternative Development and the Renewal of Peasant Societies Today
Editors: Rémy HERRERA, Kin Chi LAU
Publisher: Pluto Press
Year: 2015
Abstract:
Food sovereignty—or the right of a people to operate and control their own food and agricultural systems—has all but disappeared throughout much of the world, usurped by multinational corporations engaging in industrialized farming and global trade. The Struggle for Food Sovereignty examines the prospects and struggles of family farms, peasants, and others in the fight for control over local sustenance and rights of access to land and food. The authors examine the issues in both the global north and south, finding a common vision even amid apparently radically differing political and economic conditions.
蘋果背後的生與死 : 生產線上的富士康工人
作者: 潘毅, 陳慧玲, Mark SELDEN
出版社: 中華書局(香港)有限公司
年份: 2015
摘要:
中國正處身一個競爭激烈的全球市場,不但走上發展經濟的高速公路,更重新定義了全球資本主義的發展軌道。出生在後社會主義時代的八、九十後新生代農民工,滿懷夢想地踏上進城打工的不歸路,卻發現了「風光」背後的另一種現實,美好的願望灰飛煙滅。年輕工人的夢想為何與經濟增長充滿矛盾?

本書的作者聯同20所大學的教師和學生組成研究組,於2010至2014年間對富士康及其工人、全球生產鏈、國家與企業的關係等,展開了為期四年的大規模調查和研究,期望通過受訪工人的眼睛呈現出高科技世界工廠的不公體制,並審問蘋果和其他與富士康合作的公司,為何對工人的訴求置若罔聞。

作者通過深入的調查,全面記錄了富士康工人如夢魘般的經歷,並見證工人正不斷地通過抗爭行動,形塑一個新工人階級。同時,本書亦會向讀者展示富士康的中國工人,以及其他被捲入全球製造業生產鏈之中的勞動者,如何鑄造了世界勞工政治的新圖像。
可持續實踐與鄉村建設 Sustainability and Rural Reconstruction
作者: 溫鐵軍, 周常勇, 劉健芝
出版社: 中國農業大學出版社
年份: 2015
摘要:
溫鐵軍、周常勇、劉健芝編寫的《可持續實踐與鄉村建設》是由“可持續實踐與鄉村建設國際研討會”會上專家學者發言和提交的論文彙編整理形成的,分別從宏觀背景、糧食主權與經濟政策、生態危機與公共品、社區與農村建設、中國基層實踐經驗以及中國的過去、現在和未來六部分展開。本書的編輯出版,正值中國鄉村建設運動110周年,希望本書能夠為中國未來乃至人類文明提供另類思考與實踐的路徑。
當日本A片遇上華人慾望:性別、性相、色情品的文化理論 《當日本A片遇上華人慾望:性別、性相、色情品的文化理論》
作者: 王向華, 邱愷欣(contribution: 50% and 50%)
出版社: 華藝
年份: 2015
摘要:
本書蒐集了兩位作者近幾年來研究日本成人A 片在臺灣及香港社會的再生產、流通及消費的學術論文。 通過對華人慾望遇上日本A片的人類學研究,作者希望能夠對華人社會的性別、性相及色情品做出更精闢的理解。全書分為四個部分, 第一部分為文化符號,探討性在中、日兩個社會中的文化涵義;第二部分則關於臺灣個體對日本成人A片的消費以及再生產; 第三部分集中討論個人如何消費日本成人A 片,從而探討「個人」與「社會」的辯證關係;第四部分則通過探討日本成人A片的全球化去反思有關跨越國境的文化產品理論的缺失。
Japanese adult videos in Taiwan Understanding South Asian Minorities in Hong Kong
Authors: John Nguyet Erni , Lisa Yuk-ming Leung
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Year: 2014
Abstract:
People of South Asian descent are a large, varied and increasingly visible part of Hong Kong’s population. Most have found ways of prospering despite social and economic obstacles and widespread discrimination. Focusing on three important groups―Indians, Pakistanis, and Nepalese―Erni and Leung explore the cultural histories of South Asians in Hong Kong and their experiences at school and at work. The book then discusses how far South Asians’ legal rights are protected by recent anti-discrimination legislation, how they are presented in mainstream media, and how they in turn have made creative use of the media in their efforts to secure recognition as full members of society. Written in an accessible style and drawing on a range of case studies, Understanding South Asian Minorities in Hong Kong is intended primarily for university students and general readers. It will also be of interest to scholars in a wide variety of disciplines, including sociology, social work, media studies, anthropology, history, and cultural studies. At a time when minority rights come increasingly under scrutiny, this book will also be essential reading for advocates, politicians and policy-makers.
社會經濟在中國: 超越資本主義的理論與實踐
主編: 潘毅
出版社: 社會科學文獻出版社
年份: 2014
摘要:
《社會經濟在中國:超越資本主義的理論與實踐》探索社會經濟的理論問題,並紮根在中國社會的本土實踐上,摸索一種有別於計劃經濟和市場經濟的發展方向。從根本上來說,社會經濟不是服務於資本積累的,而是重新將經濟發展嵌入社會關係中的一種新型模式。社會經濟的實踐是多元化的、開放性的、非壟斷的,真正回歸社區和人的發展需求的。目前中國正面臨著經濟發展與社會建設的雙重壓力,正在實踐和探索中的社會經濟,或許正是我們改革的新出路。
不一樣的香港社會經濟 : 超越資本主義社會的想像 Sustainability and Rural Reconstruction
編者: 潘毅, 陳鳳儀, 顧靜華, 盧燕儀
出版社: 商務印書館(香港)有限公司
年份: 2013
摘要:
香港社會正處於發展的十字路口,不僅在金融領域、貿易和工業,而且在食品安全衛生、污染、住房、勞工權利和扶貧方面,均面對全面的挑戰。 本書將討論香港超越市場經濟 (Market Economy) 的新方向,並探索香港的社會經濟 (Social Economy) 發展的可能性,以致力探討長期持續的經濟如何能在經濟增長與社會發展中取得平衡,由此建立一個秉持經濟發展、社會平等和環境保護等原則的社會。 書內展示多個成功發展社區民主的社會企業個案,是實踐社會經濟模式的範例。
大工地: 建築業農民工的生存圖景
編者: 潘毅, 盧暉臨, 張慧鵬
出版社: 北京大學出版社
年份: 2012
摘要:
建築工人,干著最苦最累的活,卻拿著最低最難要的工資。他們為城市的繁榮獻出了青春、健康甚至生命。然而為了爭取一點血汗錢,他們甚至需要爬上高樓尋求自殺以引起關注。房地產建築行業作為拉動內需的龍頭而備受矚目,但這種經濟增長背後瘋狂的資本積累、對建築從業人員的各種社會傷害卻常常被忽視。建築工,這個民工中規模最大、命運最慘的群體,吸引了本書作者潘毅教授及其團隊的目光。兩年來,他們深入工地、訪談工人並隨工人返鄉,訪問了近百戶建築工家庭,獲得了詳細的第一手材料。書內,潘毅博士將通過自己的觀察和分析來透視建築業農民工階層形成背後的故事。
富士康輝煌背後的連環跳
編者: 潘毅, 盧暉臨, 郭于華, 沈原
出版社: 商務印書館(香港)有限公司
年份: 2012
摘要:
全球最大代工企業富士康的17起連環自殺事件,轟動兩岸三地,引起全球廣泛注意。為了調查真相、瞭解代工企業生產管理模式,關注“世界工廠”裏農民工的處境,兩岸三地包括北京大學及香港中文大學等20所高校的60多名師生,分頭到富士康位12個廠區實地調查,有些更進入富士康生產線,親身經歷打工生活,收集大量一手資料。

本書以紮實的調查數據、理性的學術分析和感性的工人故事,論述富士康的生產管理制度、工人的生活空間、職業安全、權益保障,以及學生工使用的情況。
大工地上 : 中國農民工之歌
作者: 潘毅, 盧暉臨, 張慧鵬
出版社: 商務印書館(香港)有限公司
年份: 2010
摘要:
在急促發展下,中國已經成為世界大工地,城市的工地有如中國社會的縮影,揭示了30年來改革所造成的社會矛盾。

被城市的消費文明吸引的農民從鄉村到城市的工地上打工,在分包勞動體制和城鄉戶籍制度下成了“農民工”,他們既不是農民也不是工人,沒有任何受國家法律保障的身分,得不到作為工人的基本權利。新自由主義主導下的中國經濟高速發展,但作為主要勞動力的農民工卻只能在資本主義生產結構夾縫中掙扎求存。

本書以扎實的田野調查,深度的理論分析,結合故事的敘述方式記錄了建築農民工的種種苦難,使本書成為了解當代中國社會的重要閱讀作品。