Hong Kong: Imaginarios sociales e identidades postcoloniales en la Revolución de las Sombrillas

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Palabras clave:

Postcolonialism, Social imaginaries, Social movements, Hong Kong, Umbrella Revolution

Resumen

Este artículo analiza la relación entre determinantes postcoloniales en Hong Kong y las demandas democráticas de la Revolución de las Sombrillas. Éstas parten de discursos basados en narrativas de diferenciación cultural que muestran a Hong Kong identitariamente distinto con respecto a la China Continental. Si bien reconocemos la influencia de movimientos sociales transnacionales, establecemos que aquí existe un esencialismo estratégico poscolonial guiando demandas de democracia participativa.
En la primera parte del ensayo presentamos las características, organización y demandas del movimiento. Después hacemos una revisión teórica sobre la condición postcolonial de la isla y la creación de imaginarios sociales dentro del movimiento. Incluimos también una discusión sobre acciones colectivas a la luz de la teoría de los nuevos movimientos sociales. Finalmente concluimos con la insistencia de incluir una ruta poscolonial para comprender este tipo de movilizaciones, dado que permite la integración de aspectos locales hacia una compresión holística de la formación y el desarrollo de movimientos sociales en el sur global.

Biografía del autor/a

Salvador Leetoy, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, campus Guadalajara

Profesor investigador del Departamento de Comunicación y Arte Digital.

Daniel Lemus Delgado, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, campus Guadalajara

Profesor investigador del Departamento de Relaciones Internacionales.

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