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Chinatown geographies and the politics of race, space and the law

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Title: Chinatown geographies and the politics of race, space and the law
Author: Chow, Catherine W.
Degree: Master of Laws - LLM
Program: Law
Copyright Date: 2007
Issue Date: 2011-02-23
Publisher University of British Columbia
Series/Report no. UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]
Abstract: Vancouver's Chinatown has a dual personality: it is constructed by Chinese Canadians for themselves, and for and by a white settler society. Its material and symbolic constitution reveals an equal social order: the constitution of the space of Chinatown reproduces racial hierarchies through spatial and legal mechanisms. This thesis explores how place becomes race through law. Building from historic or cultural examinations of Chinatown, this thesis investigates the place-based mechanisms of law on the racialization of Chinatown in the 1960's. During this dynamic period of Chinatown's growth, the City of Vancouver initiated three construction projects: slum clearance, beautification and the freeway. Within these projects, there were intense struggles over the identity of Chinatown, and the Chinese. Chinatown's resistance against and complicity with these place-based legal mechanisms has been geographically articulated in its landscape, accounting for its dual personality.
Affiliation: Law, Peter A. Allard School of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/31636
Scholarly Level: Graduate

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