Geography Publications

Title

Making the Inscrutable, Scrutable: Race and Space in Victoria's Chinatown, 1891

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2011

Journal

B.C. Studies

Volume

169

First Page

51

Last Page

80

Abstract

This article analyzes the racial and social structure of Victoria, British Columbia's capital city, in particular its Chinatown neighbourhood. The authors' methodology combines the use of geographical information systems (gis) with discourse analysis, and devise a theoretical framework derived from the ideas of Henri Lefebvre. The authors come to the view that the community "was extensively but not exclusively Chinese and a Chinese population that was not confined to Chinatown"; and further that "the boundaries of race were not as fixed as they have often been assumed to be.". [IBSSRU - Quotes from original] Reprinted by permission of BC Studies

This document is currently not available here.


Find in your library

Share

COinS