Home cooking: Filipino women and geographies of the senses in Hong Kong

Law, Lisa (2005) Home cooking: Filipino women and geographies of the senses in Hong Kong. In: Howes, David, (ed.) Empire of the Senses: the sensual culture reader. Sensory Formations . Berg, Oxford, UK, pp. 224-241.

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[Extract] My first visit to Hong Kong was in 1994. Like every dutiful tourist, topping my agenda was a Star Ferry ride from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island. The Star Ferry affords spectacular views of urban hyperdensity and provides ample photo opportunities to capture the symbolic landscape that has come to represent the Hong Kong experience. One Sunday I boarded the ferry at Tsim Sha Tsui, took a few photographs as we crossed the channel, then disembarked at the Central terminal. As I wandered through the tunnels and streets leading up to the space-age architecture of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, my focus shifted from monuments to people as it became evident I was among an exclusively Filipino community. While stories of the gathering at Central are common in the Philippines, I was not prepared for the intensity of the crowd.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-1-85973-863-4
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This publication also appears in the Journal Cultural Geographies. Law, Lisa (2001) Home Cooking: Filipino Women and Geographies of the Senses in Hong Kong. Cultural Geographies, 8 (3). pp. 264-283. It can be found in ResearchOnline in the related URL.

Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 04:45
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography @ 100%
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