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Consumption in Asia : Lifestyle and Identities - Beng-Huat Chua

Consumption in Asia

Lifestyle and Identities

By: Beng-Huat Chua (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2000
ISBN: 9780415213110
Number Of Pages: 268

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The essays in this collection challenge conventional ideas about consumption and consumerism: they consider if the inundation of Western consumer goods have created identity confusions among the affluent in Asia, and if the expansion of consumer culture really does threaten the stability of politically anti-liberal states in Asia. This is the first book to analyse in detial consumerism in the region, and will be valuable reading for students and researchers in Asian studies, economics, politics and cultural studies.

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"The strength of the volume rests in its exploration of consumption asa an object in ideological/cultural discourses...This volume is a welcome and important contribution, both theoretically and empirically, to the growing literature on consumption inside and outside of Asia nO Journal of Asian Studies."

List of tablesp. vii
Notes on contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Consuming Asians: Ideas and Issuesp. 1
Malaysia: Power Shifts and the Matrix of Consumptionp. 35
Changing Lifestyles and Consumption Patterns of the South Korean Middle Class and New Generationsp. 61
Economic Development and the Changing Patterns of Consumption in Urban Chinap. 82
Middle-class Formation and Consumption in Hong Kongp. 98
Global Lifestyles under Local Conditions: the New Indonesian Middle Classp. 135
The Formation and Consumption of KTV in Taiwanp. 159
Singaporeans Ingesting McDonald'sp. 183
Consuming 'America': from Symbol to Systemp. 202
The Anomic World of the High Consumer: Fashion and Cultural Formationp. 225
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9780415213110
ISBN-10: 0415213118
Series: New Rich in Asia
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 1st June 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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