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"At home nowhere and everywhere" : musings of the postmodern Hong Kong citizen
Asian & African Studies
  • Wai Yi, Dorothy WONG, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
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Slovenska Akademia Vied * Kabinet Orientalistiky,Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oriental and African Studies

Home connotes a living space that marks a place. The construction of "home" involves not only a spatial arrangement, but also a transformation of the space into a meaningful place where the occupant inscribes his or her values. Subsequently, it becomes a cultural index. It cannot be encapsulated solely by physical architecture. Its formation indexes the relationship between the occupant and home as a concept or as a physical presence of spatial arrangement, a place where people can locate their identities. The article aims at looking into the (re)organization of spaces and the conditions of the prescription of boundaries in contemporary fiction and films to elaborate the relationship between the idea of home and the sense of belonging generated.

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Wong, D. (2005). "At home nowhere and everywhere": Musings of the postmodern Hong Kong citizen. Asian & African Studies, 14(2), 148-154.