ENG234 City Culture and Hong Kong Urbanscape
Course Aims This course explores the city in global literature and popular cultural texts through different lenses: economy and class, identity and politics, gender and reproduction, coloniser and colonised. Students will understand the city as both shaping and shaped by socio-cultural forces. Analysis of specific venues - airports, subways, shopping malls, theme parks, heritage sites - will focus the inquiry on major aspects of city culture, everyday experience and ideas about the future of the urban environment.