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Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Ching Kwan Lee

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter provides a background of the Umbrella Movement, which emerged in the fall of 2014. The genesis of the Umbrella Movement can be traced to an intensification of popular ... More


How Students Took Leadership of the Umbrella Movement: Marginalization of Prodemocracy Parties

Ming Sing

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter assesses why the prodemocracy parties were sidelined by student leaders during the Umbrella Movement. It also investigates the conflicts between the leaders of student bodies and the ... More


Mediascape and Movement: The Dynamics of Political Communication, Public and Counterpublic

Francis L. F. Lee

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter reviews the relationship between the media and the Umbrella Movement. The mainstream media, aided by digital media outlets and platforms, play the important role of the public monitor in ... More


Where Have All the Workers Gone?: Reflections on the Role of Trade Unions during the Umbrella Movement

Chris K. C. Chan

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the role of trade unions during the Umbrella Movement. One would expect democratic trade unions in Hong Kong to follow in the footsteps of their counterparts in other newly ... More


Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Ching Kwan Lee and Ming Sing (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book unveils the causes, processes, and implications of the 2014 seventy-nine-day occupation movement in Hong Kong known as the Umbrella Movement. The chapters ask, how and why had a world ... More


The Spectrum of Frames and Disputes in the Umbrella Movement

Wing Sang Law

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter highlights the importance of how the key campaign groups of the Umbrella Movement contested each other through their efforts of “framing” the movement in different ways so as to realize ... More


Prefigurative Politics of the Umbrella Movement: An Ethnography of Its Promise and Predicament

Alex Yong Kang Chow

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses how the Umbrella Movement was an instance of prefigurative politics. Prefigurative politics refers to political actions or movements in which political ideals are ... More


The Age of Precarity

Victor Fan

in Extraterritoriality: Locating Hong Kong Cinema and Media

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781474440424
eISBN:
9781474476614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440424.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is about the precarity of life and the image in the twenty-first century. Since 1 July 1997, Hong Kongers have found themselves increasingly caught in a posthistorical performance of the ... More


Touching a nerve: a discussion on Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

Klavier Jieying Wang, Hope Reidun St John, and Miu Yin Eliz Wong

in Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter is a round-table discussion of Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement and the protest occupations it spawned. Based on observations of the protests, the contributors utilise diverse ... More


Transgressive Politics in Occupy Mongkok

Samson Yuen

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter reveals the complexities of the Umbrella Movement by shifting the focus to the Mongkok protest camp, known as Occupy Mongkok. Occupy Mongkok was not just an extension of the Admiralty ... More


Hong Kong’s Turn toward Greater Authoritarianism

Ming Sing

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This afterword addresses how the prodemocracy community and activists have been besieged by the battle of defending Hong Kong against the perceptible erosion of its freedoms and its turn to greater ... More


Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era: The Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

Francis L.F. Lee and Joseph M. Chan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190856779
eISBN:
9780190856816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190856779.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

Digital and social media are increasingly integrated into dynamics of protest movements. They strengthen the mobilization power of movements, extend movement networks, facilitate new modes of protest ... More


Protest Art, Hong Kong Style: A Photo Essay

Oscar Ho

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents a photo essay featuring protest art during the Umbrella Movement. One of the most outstanding achievements of the Occupy Movement was its artistic creation during the ... More


Setting the Scene

Tan See Kam

in Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Introduction contextualizes Tsui Hark’s Peking Opera Blues both in the light of the many struggles for democracy in modern China since Republican times, and in the light of his own filmmaking ... More


Epilogue

Sara L. Friedman

in Exceptional States: Chinese Immigrants and Taiwanese Sovereignty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286221
eISBN:
9780520961562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286221.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The epilogue describes the tumultuous events of 2014 that revealed deep unease in Taiwan and Hong Kong about relations with China: the Sunflower Movement, the Umbrella Movement, and Taiwan’s local ... More


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