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Relocation and symbolic capital

Some architectural representations of the Hui nationality in south of Fujian in recent years

Authors: Fan Ke

Date: 2005, Issue 2

Published by Open Times

Abstract: In this paper, the notion of “relocalization” produced by the British anthropologist, Thomas, will be employed to interpret the new style of architecture which appeared recently in the south of Fujian and which is said to embody the ethnic characters” of the local Hui nationality. The author maintains Bourdieu’s insightful theory of “symbolic captal” that may help in detecting a sense of “resentment” objectified in the architectural representations. The sense of resentment is an alarming sign of the increasing tension between local government and the will of local people.

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