The reintegration of Macao into the People's Republic of China in 1999 transformed Macao into one of the gambling capitals of the world and was accompanied by unprecedented social changes that, ultimately, have redefined the Macanese identity. This book is about the Macanese living in Portugal and their intimate social networks in loco and interactions with their counterparts in Macao and elsewhere in the diaspora, by the use of Internet. Memory and ambivalence, deeply associated with kinship, language, food and heritage, are the cornerstones of this research, which overturns colonial stereotypes and concepts of Macanese cultural purity.
Marisa C. Gaspar is a postdoctoral fellow at SOCIUS/CSG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management, ISEG-Universidade de Lisboa, and a visiting researcher at the Institute of European Studies of Macao (IEEM).
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Chapter 1. The Eurasians of Macao: Celebrating the Macanese difference
Chapter 2. Macanese Mnemonics: Genealogies and Palaces of Virtual Memory
Chapter 3. Eating the Past: Expressions of Nostalgia at PCB Events
Chapter 4. Our Cultural Heritage: Macanese Cuisine and the Patuá Theatre
Chapter 5. (De)Constructing the Macanese Self-Identity: A Strategic Ambivalence
Conclusion: Macao [Still] my Land?