2008 Holland Prize

Time-Space Punctuation: Hong Kong’s Border Regime and Limits on Mobility

Alan Smart and Josephine Smart
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Volume 81 No.2, Summer 2008, pp. 175-193

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Combining thorough empirical analysis with critical engagement¬†with a range of globalization theories, Smart and Smart not only deepen our understanding of the empirical specificities of the limits of mobility along the Hong Kong border, but also contribute to the theoretical discussions on cross-border mobility and globalization through their concept of “time-space punctuation.” The article provides an excellent example of the insights that are possible via the intersection of area studies and theoretical analysis.