Desiring the mainstream/enchantment as tactic (of recognition) : minority visuality in Hong Kong South Asian Youth’s short films

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterResearchpeer-review

Abstract

Discussions around minority discourses have evolved from the need for recognition of the art of discovering possible divergent voices of the marginalized. This calls for the articulation of the conditions in which the voices could be heard, especially in a culturally homogenous, semi-democratic context like Hong Kong. This chapter crystallises the findings from a government-funded research project which looks into the visuality of ethnic minority. It asks, specifically, how do minority youths use film production (and social media) to represent their complex negotiations with the mainstream? How would the ensuing visual narratives represent the complex and diverse regimes of representation? Employing notions such as ‘affect’ and ‘politics of representation’, the paper examines the narratives of this visualty by the way of discussing the conditions for alternative regimes of representation, and how they might inform us of the politics of listening. Particularly, I would argue for ‘enchantment’ as a ‘minority tactic’ to both ‘talk back to’ and attract the mainstream. Based on findings from surveys and a focus interview among ethnic minority respondents, I argue that the agency for ethnic minorities’ diverse regimes of representation necessitates the ability of the institutions to listen. The critical discussion in this chapter hopes to contribute to the current literature around multiculturalism discourses, which tend to lag behind the dynamics and complexities involved in the politics of (mediatised) recognition among minorities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Culture and Media in Asia
EditorsDaniel BLACK, Olivia KHOO, Koichi IWABUCHI
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRowman & Littlefield
Chapter7
Pages125-137
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781783487080
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

Fingerprint

tactics
Hong Kong
minority
national minority
regime
politics
film production
narrative
discourse
social media
multicultural society
research project
ability
interview

Cite this

LEUNG, Y. M. L. (2016). Desiring the mainstream/enchantment as tactic (of recognition) : minority visuality in Hong Kong South Asian Youth’s short films. In D. BLACK, O. KHOO, & K. IWABUCHI (Eds.), Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia (pp. 125-137). London: Rowman & Littlefield.
LEUNG, Yuk Ming, Lisa. / Desiring the mainstream/enchantment as tactic (of recognition) : minority visuality in Hong Kong South Asian Youth’s short films. Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia. editor / Daniel BLACK ; Olivia KHOO ; Koichi IWABUCHI. London : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. pp. 125-137
@inbook{608301e7ad514deaa7e3097d162ef616,
title = "Desiring the mainstream/enchantment as tactic (of recognition) : minority visuality in Hong Kong South Asian Youth’s short films",
abstract = "Discussions around minority discourses have evolved from the need for recognition of the art of discovering possible divergent voices of the marginalized. This calls for the articulation of the conditions in which the voices could be heard, especially in a culturally homogenous, semi-democratic context like Hong Kong. This chapter crystallises the findings from a government-funded research project which looks into the visuality of ethnic minority. It asks, specifically, how do minority youths use film production (and social media) to represent their complex negotiations with the mainstream? How would the ensuing visual narratives represent the complex and diverse regimes of representation? Employing notions such as ‘affect’ and ‘politics of representation’, the paper examines the narratives of this visualty by the way of discussing the conditions for alternative regimes of representation, and how they might inform us of the politics of listening. Particularly, I would argue for ‘enchantment’ as a ‘minority tactic’ to both ‘talk back to’ and attract the mainstream. Based on findings from surveys and a focus interview among ethnic minority respondents, I argue that the agency for ethnic minorities’ diverse regimes of representation necessitates the ability of the institutions to listen. The critical discussion in this chapter hopes to contribute to the current literature around multiculturalism discourses, which tend to lag behind the dynamics and complexities involved in the politics of (mediatised) recognition among minorities.",
author = "LEUNG, {Yuk Ming, Lisa}",
year = "2016",
month = "9",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781783487080",
pages = "125--137",
editor = "Daniel BLACK and Olivia KHOO and Koichi IWABUCHI",
booktitle = "Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia",
publisher = "Rowman & Littlefield",
address = "United States",

}

LEUNG, YML 2016, Desiring the mainstream/enchantment as tactic (of recognition) : minority visuality in Hong Kong South Asian Youth’s short films. in D BLACK, O KHOO & K IWABUCHI (eds), Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia. Rowman & Littlefield, London, pp. 125-137.

Desiring the mainstream/enchantment as tactic (of recognition) : minority visuality in Hong Kong South Asian Youth’s short films. / LEUNG, Yuk Ming, Lisa.

Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia. ed. / Daniel BLACK; Olivia KHOO; Koichi IWABUCHI. London : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. p. 125-137.

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterResearchpeer-review

TY - CHAP

T1 - Desiring the mainstream/enchantment as tactic (of recognition) : minority visuality in Hong Kong South Asian Youth’s short films

AU - LEUNG, Yuk Ming, Lisa

PY - 2016/9

Y1 - 2016/9

N2 - Discussions around minority discourses have evolved from the need for recognition of the art of discovering possible divergent voices of the marginalized. This calls for the articulation of the conditions in which the voices could be heard, especially in a culturally homogenous, semi-democratic context like Hong Kong. This chapter crystallises the findings from a government-funded research project which looks into the visuality of ethnic minority. It asks, specifically, how do minority youths use film production (and social media) to represent their complex negotiations with the mainstream? How would the ensuing visual narratives represent the complex and diverse regimes of representation? Employing notions such as ‘affect’ and ‘politics of representation’, the paper examines the narratives of this visualty by the way of discussing the conditions for alternative regimes of representation, and how they might inform us of the politics of listening. Particularly, I would argue for ‘enchantment’ as a ‘minority tactic’ to both ‘talk back to’ and attract the mainstream. Based on findings from surveys and a focus interview among ethnic minority respondents, I argue that the agency for ethnic minorities’ diverse regimes of representation necessitates the ability of the institutions to listen. The critical discussion in this chapter hopes to contribute to the current literature around multiculturalism discourses, which tend to lag behind the dynamics and complexities involved in the politics of (mediatised) recognition among minorities.

AB - Discussions around minority discourses have evolved from the need for recognition of the art of discovering possible divergent voices of the marginalized. This calls for the articulation of the conditions in which the voices could be heard, especially in a culturally homogenous, semi-democratic context like Hong Kong. This chapter crystallises the findings from a government-funded research project which looks into the visuality of ethnic minority. It asks, specifically, how do minority youths use film production (and social media) to represent their complex negotiations with the mainstream? How would the ensuing visual narratives represent the complex and diverse regimes of representation? Employing notions such as ‘affect’ and ‘politics of representation’, the paper examines the narratives of this visualty by the way of discussing the conditions for alternative regimes of representation, and how they might inform us of the politics of listening. Particularly, I would argue for ‘enchantment’ as a ‘minority tactic’ to both ‘talk back to’ and attract the mainstream. Based on findings from surveys and a focus interview among ethnic minority respondents, I argue that the agency for ethnic minorities’ diverse regimes of representation necessitates the ability of the institutions to listen. The critical discussion in this chapter hopes to contribute to the current literature around multiculturalism discourses, which tend to lag behind the dynamics and complexities involved in the politics of (mediatised) recognition among minorities.

UR - http://commons.ln.edu.hk/sw_master/6227

M3 - Book Chapter

SN - 9781783487080

SP - 125

EP - 137

BT - Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia

A2 - BLACK, Daniel

A2 - KHOO, Olivia

A2 - IWABUCHI, Koichi

PB - Rowman & Littlefield

CY - London

ER -

LEUNG YML. Desiring the mainstream/enchantment as tactic (of recognition) : minority visuality in Hong Kong South Asian Youth’s short films. In BLACK D, KHOO O, IWABUCHI K, editors, Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia. London: Rowman & Littlefield. 2016. p. 125-137