Who needs Cantonese, who speaks? Whispers across mountains, delta, and waterfronts

@article{Xiao2017WhoNC,
  title={Who needs Cantonese, who speaks? Whispers across mountains, delta, and waterfronts},
  author={Yao Xiao},
  journal={Cultural Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={31},
  pages={489 - 522}
}
  • Yao Xiao
  • Published 4 July 2017
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Studies
ABSTRACT This essay digs into the ‘dirtiness’ of cultural studies to prioritize praxis, or as the way my mountain folks collect summer lotus: putting our feet in the muddy water, and finding ways to get the stems underneath the smooth leaves. Using Cantoneseness as a case to locate such ‘dirtiness’, I draw on personal/familial histories as well as research projects to tell how conjunctures of Cantoneseness are politically and unevenly lived. This complex journey travels roughly from my… 
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