Freedom as Articulation: Reflections on Liberalism in Hong Kong
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AbstractFreedom is often regarded as a “universal value.” But even if it is true that people sometimes demonstrate their desires for shaking off their yokes, freedom as an idea is always expressed and repressed in unique situations. Arjun Appadurai contends that the global flows of ideas comprises an “ideo-scape” which is constantly “inflected by the historical, linguistic and political situatedness of different sorts of actors.” To understand freedom from a global perspective, what we need is not a global freedom index that ranks different countries according to a set of quantifiable data, but more nuanced understandings of how a wide range of actors living in different corners of the world imagine, rework, and use the idea of freedom to trigger socio-cultural changes.
Acceptance Date17/04/2018
All Author(s) ListCho-kiu LI
Journal nameGLOBAL-E
Volume Number11
Issue Number23
Publisher21st Century Global Dynamics Initiative at the Orfalea Center of the University of California, Santa Barbara
Place of PublicationSanta Barbara
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsFreedom, Liberalism, Intellectual, Colonialism, Articulation, Hong Kong

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