The place attachment of residents displaced by urban redevelopment projects in Shanghai

Yu-ling Song, Lan Hung Nora Chiang, S. I.Ming Li

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper studies the place attachment of Shanghai residents who have been displaced by redevelopment projects. The objective is to present the condition of the displaced residents and to add another easily ignored dimension to the study of China's phenomenal urban transformation. The first author conducted in-depth interviews during summer 2004 and 2005. Thematic analysis was employed to understand the dynamics of the every day life experiences of these displaced residents. The findings show that the place attachment of displaced Shanghai residents is strongly connected with the generalized social environment and personal emotions generated through the constant bargaining in their everyday lives. In an environment of urban redevelopment in post-socialist China, bargaining place attachment is built on people's bargain with their social environment. "Bargaining" has become not only their negotiation strategy, but also the way they are attached to place-Shanghai. Moreover, bargaining place attachment legitimates the idea that place detachment is indispensable in the redevelopment of urban China.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-73
Number of pages31
JournalIssues and Studies
Volume48
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

Fingerprint

redevelopment
resident
China
everyday life
emotion
interview
experience
Social Environment

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations

Cite this

Song, Yu-ling ; Chiang, Lan Hung Nora ; Li, S. I.Ming. / The place attachment of residents displaced by urban redevelopment projects in Shanghai. In: Issues and Studies. 2012 ; Vol. 48, No. 3. pp. 43-73.
@article{da5f0f2a417e4708a8c9de461e57dced,
title = "The place attachment of residents displaced by urban redevelopment projects in Shanghai",
abstract = "This paper studies the place attachment of Shanghai residents who have been displaced by redevelopment projects. The objective is to present the condition of the displaced residents and to add another easily ignored dimension to the study of China's phenomenal urban transformation. The first author conducted in-depth interviews during summer 2004 and 2005. Thematic analysis was employed to understand the dynamics of the every day life experiences of these displaced residents. The findings show that the place attachment of displaced Shanghai residents is strongly connected with the generalized social environment and personal emotions generated through the constant bargaining in their everyday lives. In an environment of urban redevelopment in post-socialist China, bargaining place attachment is built on people's bargain with their social environment. {"}Bargaining{"} has become not only their negotiation strategy, but also the way they are attached to place-Shanghai. Moreover, bargaining place attachment legitimates the idea that place detachment is indispensable in the redevelopment of urban China.",
author = "Yu-ling Song and Chiang, {Lan Hung Nora} and Li, {S. I.Ming}",
year = "2012",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "48",
pages = "43--73",
journal = "Issues and Studies",
issn = "1013-2511",
publisher = "Institute of International Relations",
number = "3",

}

The place attachment of residents displaced by urban redevelopment projects in Shanghai. / Song, Yu-ling; Chiang, Lan Hung Nora; Li, S. I.Ming.

In: Issues and Studies, Vol. 48, No. 3, 01.01.2012, p. 43-73.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - The place attachment of residents displaced by urban redevelopment projects in Shanghai

AU - Song, Yu-ling

AU - Chiang, Lan Hung Nora

AU - Li, S. I.Ming

PY - 2012/1/1

Y1 - 2012/1/1

N2 - This paper studies the place attachment of Shanghai residents who have been displaced by redevelopment projects. The objective is to present the condition of the displaced residents and to add another easily ignored dimension to the study of China's phenomenal urban transformation. The first author conducted in-depth interviews during summer 2004 and 2005. Thematic analysis was employed to understand the dynamics of the every day life experiences of these displaced residents. The findings show that the place attachment of displaced Shanghai residents is strongly connected with the generalized social environment and personal emotions generated through the constant bargaining in their everyday lives. In an environment of urban redevelopment in post-socialist China, bargaining place attachment is built on people's bargain with their social environment. "Bargaining" has become not only their negotiation strategy, but also the way they are attached to place-Shanghai. Moreover, bargaining place attachment legitimates the idea that place detachment is indispensable in the redevelopment of urban China.

AB - This paper studies the place attachment of Shanghai residents who have been displaced by redevelopment projects. The objective is to present the condition of the displaced residents and to add another easily ignored dimension to the study of China's phenomenal urban transformation. The first author conducted in-depth interviews during summer 2004 and 2005. Thematic analysis was employed to understand the dynamics of the every day life experiences of these displaced residents. The findings show that the place attachment of displaced Shanghai residents is strongly connected with the generalized social environment and personal emotions generated through the constant bargaining in their everyday lives. In an environment of urban redevelopment in post-socialist China, bargaining place attachment is built on people's bargain with their social environment. "Bargaining" has become not only their negotiation strategy, but also the way they are attached to place-Shanghai. Moreover, bargaining place attachment legitimates the idea that place detachment is indispensable in the redevelopment of urban China.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84870494529&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84870494529&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84870494529

VL - 48

SP - 43

EP - 73

JO - Issues and Studies

JF - Issues and Studies

SN - 1013-2511

IS - 3

ER -