The production of space and ‘urban fortunes’ in China: a case study of the Baishizhou Village in Shenzhen
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AbstractUrban space in Chinese cities is transforming as a mixed result of changing economic, social and political contexts. The causes and consequences of spatial production are conventionally understood as a process driven by capitalist globalization, industrialization and urbanization, urban-rural integration or state decentralization. Limited research, however, has been done from the perspective of the production of ‘exchange’ and ‘use’ values (Gottdiener, 1985; Harvey, 1973; Lefebvre, 1991; Logan and Molotch, 2007) in the urban development process. This study attempts to fill this gap and investigates what are the relationships between the production of space and ‘urban fortunes’ in the Chinese context. This paper reviews Lefebvre’s triadic production of space framework and its extensions, attempting to build an appropriate framework for Chinese urban studies. This framework tries to scrutinize the mechanisms of spatial production and institutional interventions at the states and community levels that produce the ‘urban fortunes’ in Shenzhen Through a case study of the Baishizhou Village.
All Author(s) ListYi Wenyuan, Ng Mee Kam
Name of ConferenceHong Kong Geography Day
Start Date of Conference19/11/2016
End Date of Conference19/11/2016
Place of ConferenceThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceHong Kong
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsthe production of space, urban fortunes, exchange values, use values, China, Shenzhen

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