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TitleDoing verbal play: Creative work of Cantonese working class schoolboys in Hong Kong
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Issue Date2005
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Citation
Doing verbal play: Creative work of Cantonese working class schoolboys in Hong Kong. In Abbas, A, Erni, JN (Eds.), Internationalizing Cultural Studies: An Anthology, p. 317-329. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2005 How to Cite?
AbstractYou want to know why I don't pay attention in English lessons? You really want to know? Okay, here's the reason: NO INTEREST!! It's so boring and difficult and I can never master it. But the society wants you to learn English! If you're no good in English, you're no good at finding a job! (original in Cantonese; 14-year-old schoolboy, informal interview; from Lin, 1999, p. 407) ... the major drama of resistance in schools is an effort on the part of students to bring their street-corner culture into the classroom. ... it is a fight against the erasure of their street-corner identities. ... students resist turning themselves into worker commodities in which their potential is evaluated only as future members of the labor force. At the same time, however, the images of success manufactured by the dominant culture seem out of reach for most of them. (McLaren, 1998, p. 191)
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/184275
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DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLin, A-
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-02T05:37:49Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-02T05:37:49Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationDoing verbal play: Creative work of Cantonese working class schoolboys in Hong Kong. In Abbas, A, Erni, JN (Eds.), Internationalizing Cultural Studies: An Anthology, p. 317-329. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2005-
dc.identifier.isbn978-0631236245-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/184275-
dc.description.abstractYou want to know why I don't pay attention in English lessons? You really want to know? Okay, here's the reason: NO INTEREST!! It's so boring and difficult and I can never master it. But the society wants you to learn English! If you're no good in English, you're no good at finding a job! (original in Cantonese; 14-year-old schoolboy, informal interview; from Lin, 1999, p. 407) ... the major drama of resistance in schools is an effort on the part of students to bring their street-corner culture into the classroom. ... it is a fight against the erasure of their street-corner identities. ... students resist turning themselves into worker commodities in which their potential is evaluated only as future members of the labor force. At the same time, however, the images of success manufactured by the dominant culture seem out of reach for most of them. (McLaren, 1998, p. 191)-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell-
dc.relation.ispartofInternationalizing Cultural Studies: An Anthology-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleDoing verbal play: Creative work of Cantonese working class schoolboys in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeBook_Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.emailLin, A: angellin@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.spage317-
dc.identifier.epage329-
dc.publisher.placeOxford, UK-

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