Consumption in Asia by Beng-Huat Chua
Lifestyle and Identities (The New Rich in Asia)

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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.
 

About Beng-Huat Chua

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Chua Beng-Huat is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore.
 
Published May 3, 2002 by Routledge. 272 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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