Culture and Privilege in Capitalist Asia

Culture and Privilege in Capitalist Asia

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The Asian financial crisis has distracted attention from the realities of a growing affluent class in Asia. this latest volume in the New Rich in Asia series the authors examine the cultural reconfiguration, consumer behaviour, economic success and cultural status of the new rich. Case studies from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, India and China paint a picture of the real significance of the affluent classes and their effect on national, ethnic and religious restructuring.4 In the 1990s, the 850cc Kancil based on the Daihatsu Mira has been marketed as a second car for middle-class families or as a potentially ... patrons within ethnic groupings to further their family self-interest, rather than trying to raise income levels through mass class action (Smith 1994a). A case was observed of a manual worker whose hand became swollen to the extent that he could not work.

Title:Culture and Privilege in Capitalist Asia
Author: Michael Pinches
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-06-23

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