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From Helmets to Face Masks

From Helmets to Face Masks

How Collective Emotions Sustain Diaspora Mobilization From Homeland Uprising to Global Pandemic Among the Hong Kongers


Kennedy Chi-pan Wong

Social Transformations in Chinese Societies

Published in

May 24, 2021

Diasporic mobilization studies often incorporate collective emotions into discussions of movement strategies, yet less is known about how emotion becomes the language through which diasporas communicate collective responsibility after protests. The purpose of this paper is to draw from participant observation research to explore how diasporas construct the language of collective emotions to sustain their commitment when homeland movements cease during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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