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Global and Local Culture

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Transcript of Global and Local Culture

Social
Advancement
Modern market buildings look similar
Absence of local character
Global and Local Culture
Agenda
Introduction
Methodology
Field Work
Background Information
Both Global and Local
Soul of the Wet Market
Communication through Five Senses
Sense of Belonging
Conclusion
Field work
Date: 20 Feb 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Purpose: Observation

Communication through five senses
Conclusion
Tai Po Wet Market
Group Member:
Chan Cheuk Ling, Lilian
Chan Ka Wing, Connie
Yip Kwan Wan, Georgie
Kwong Yen Man, Alex

Introduction
Objective:

modernized wet market sense of belonging

Reasons:

1. traditional wet markets are disappearing

2. co-existence of traditional and modern
Methodology
Observation

Conversation with local residents
and shop keepers

Date: 12 Mar 2014
Time: 11:30am – 4:30pm
Purpose: Observation &
Conversation with local citizens

Background of Tai Po Hui Market
Government
Built in 2004
Under
Urban Council
First established as the
Sanitary Broad
in 1883
 improving the sanitary conditions


Traditional market
(Fu Sin street market)
Non-government
Started in 1892
An open market
Located at Tai Po Hui



Has partially become a tourist spot
Both local and global
Traditional Market
Modern
Market
Global
elements
Local elements
Local goods
Selling methods
Measurements
Foreign-imported goods
Supermarket
Western style bakery
Management methods
Technology
Different types of
infrastructure

Traditional Market
Modern
Market
Soul of the Wet Market
Traditional market is the place residents interacted:
buy necessary and fashionable items
socialize / entertain
make a living
have meal
have family lives

(Xi Xi, 2000)
Modern market still remain the soul but it has been changed of become less significant
see their stall as a place for business but living spaces
Indifferent attitude
Traditional Market
Modern
Market
Sight
Touch
Smell
Taste
colorful , messy
zoning
more physical contacts
less
mixed
specified
test tasting
none
Global Sameness
(Ackbar Abbas,1997)
Space of disappearance
difficult to feel a “sense of belonging”
Reference
Sense of Belonging
Definition
sense of belonging=social
relationship=connectivity= collective memory
gives meaning to people’s lives
about the resident's identity
Factors:
1. how we see the space
2. how we see our relationship with this space
3. how we see our relationship with other
people who share this space
4. how we see ourselves
Modernization of market :
makes neighborhood becoming more impersonal and anonymous due to the absence of personal history and experience and fewer opportunities for social interactions

Different cultural values concerning what market should offer
boisterous
crowded
noisy
messy
chaotic street
a modern building
clean and tidy
larger variety of food stock
Factor 2: How we see our Relationship with the space
Traditional Market
Grassroots
close
distance
Factor 4: How we see ourselves
Traditional Market
Modern
Market
A faceless one
~~Thank You~~
Absence of local characteristic

Seen as:
personal experience
childhood memory
Factor 1: How we see the space
Traditional Market
Modern
Market
Factor 3: How we see our relationship with other people who share this space
Shops changed at a rapid speed
erase personal and collective memory
Factors affecting
one's sense of belonging to district
Modern Market
Among Tai Po residents
Among Shopkeepers
Between Shopkeepers and Tai Po residents
Personal
Commercial
Stronger Social Bonding
Weaker
Social Bonding
Born and bred in Tai Po
Traditional Market
Modern Market
the British
the Local
measurable gain
comfortable
hygienic
ordered
patterns of behaviors
preferred
silent
still
not to get attention from others
vocal
active
in pursuit of connectedness with others
relatedness to one's personal memories
value most
material
enrichment
material
enrichment
spiritual
enrichment
Significance:
1. Raise the public awareness
2. Preserve the traditional characteristics of every districts
3. Make people's life more colorful

Class 14
Group 3

How does Modernization of Wet market
affect sense of belonging of residents to their
own district?

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Hong Kong
culture and politics of disappearance
(pp. 63-90). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press

Chin, C., Chung, H., Kwok, J., Man, P. (2010 , Dec 21).
Hong Kong’s wet markets struggle
to survive.
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Choi, J. (2010, November 03).
Shopping experience at wet market vs supermarket
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Retrieved March 17, 2014, from http://jacksonchoi.com/archives/307

DeWolf, D. (2011, September 23).Best wet markets in Hong Kong.
CNN Travel
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from http://travel.cnn.com/hong-kong/shop/city-essentials/best-wet-markets-563207

Tai Po market.
(2013, Dec 12) Countryside Hikes. Retrieved March 17, 2014, from
http://hikingtours.hk/blog/?p=315

Tai Po market.
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Students of GEOG 3414 Cultures,Social Justice, and Urban Space The University of Hong Kong (n.d.).
Wet
Markets in Hong Kong.
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Xi Xi (2000). Street Map.
Flying carpet: A tale of Fertillia
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Sound
yelling, bargaining
quiet
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