Culture and Privilege in Capitalist Asia

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Michael Pinches
Routledge, Jun 23, 2005 - Business & Economics - 328 pages
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.
 

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Contents

1 Cultural relations class and the new rich of Asia
1
2 Consumption social differentiation and selfdefinition of the new rich in industrialising Southeast Asia
57
3 From Orang Kaya Baru to Melayu Baru
87
4 The contribution of a Japanese firm to the cultural construction of the new rich in Malaysia
112
5 Singapore
138
6 The years of living luxuriously
160
7 The new rich and cultural tensions in rural Indonesia
189
8 How a revolution becomes a dinner party
209
9 Creating the Thai middle class
231
10 The state globalisation and Indian middleclass identity
252
11 Entrepreneurship consumption ethnicity and national identity in the making of the Philippines new rich
277
Index
304
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