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Hopeful Sociology For Change

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At the opening of the new millennium, Hong Kong, other Asian societies and parts of the world that have undergone great social transformations, have seen great effects on ordinary people’s lives. People in these societies have witnessed the expansion of capitalism, interludes of financial catastrophe, spurts of authoritarian suppression and political upheaval, and apparent assaults on the traditional community and family. The sociology of change and liberation is part of a long tradition of sociology that aims at both studying and rebuilding society. Hong Kong sociology has been greatly shaped by the development of Western, especially U.S., sociology. It is also dominated by mainstream instrumental positivism, and there has been a trend towards being less concerned with social change and reform.

Keywords: capitalism; Hong Kong sociology; public sociology



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