Gordon Mathews: “‘Ghetto at the center of the world’, ten years after” (VIDEO)

On HOMInG seminar 33_19, anthropologist Gordon Mathews (Chinese University of Hong Kong) provided a rich and stimulating account of his fieldwork inside Hong Kong’s Chungking Mansions – ” a dilapidated seventeen-story commercial and residential structure in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourist district”, which “a remarkably motley group of people call […] home”. This is the background to his celebrated book Ghetto at the center of the world (University of Chicago Press, 2011).
See also the fascinating homing interview, which he gave us during his Trento visit.