Consumers and Individuals in China: Standing Out, Fitting In (Chinese Worlds)

Consumers and Individuals in China: Standing Out, Fitting In (Chinese Worlds)

Michael B. Griffiths


Breaking new flooring within the learn of chinese language city society, this publication applies serious discourse research to ethnographic info accrued in Anshan, a third-tier urban and marketplace in northeast China. The booklet confronts the – nonetheless frequent – idea that chinese language shoppers aren't "real" contributors, and in doing so represents an bold try to supply a brand new twist to the constitution as opposed to service provider debates in social thought. To this finish, Michael B. Griffiths exhibits how claims to virtues similar to authenticity, wisdom, civility, sociable personality, ethical proprietary and self-cultivation emerge from and provides form to social interplay. information fabric for this path-breaking research is drawn from informants as varied as consumerist youths, dissident intellectuals, enterprising farmers, retired celebration cadres, the agricultural migrant employees of an inner-city eating place, the city households depending on a machine-repair workshop, and a number of white-collar professionals.

Consumers and members in China: status out, becoming in

, will entice sociologists, anthropologists, and cultural reports students, China stories generalists, and execs operating on the intersection of tradition and enterprise in China. The bright descriptions of residing and doing fieldwork in China additionally suggest that these traveling there'll locate the ebook stimulating and useful

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