(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Representing the imagined city : place and the politics of difference during Guangzhou's 2010 language conflict

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

QIAN J. (1) ; QIAN L. (2) ; ZHU H. (1) ;
(1) Center for Cultural Industry and Cultural, Geography, South China Normal Univ., Guangzhou, CHINE
(2) School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-sen Univ., Guangzhou, CHINE


Based on a social and political campaign against state-led hegemonic language standardisation, the 2010 language conflict in Guangzhou was a socially and culturally constructed process in which the local's imagination and representation of place and identity were reproduced within a local geometry of social relations involving the state language policy, the local community and the city's migrant population. The paper acknowledges that some place-bounded politics may demonstrate a counter-hegemonic dimension and are therefore not inherently regressive


Article of periodic

published at : Geoforum / ISSN 0016-7185 / CODEN GFRMAK

Editor : Pergamon Press, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1970)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 43, no5 [pp. 905-915]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 2 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15001

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