Labor and Class Identities in Hong Kong 2015 (Innbundet)

Class Processes in a Neoliberal Global City

Serie: Series in Asian Labor and Welfare Policies 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2016
Antall sider: 202
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Series in Asian Labor and Welfare Policies
ISBN/EAN: 9781137517555
Omtale: Labor and Class Identities in Hong Kong 2015
Based on numerous qualitative interviews, this cutting edge book investigates how Hong Kong's economic structure and neoliberal policies have contributed to class inequality in China's global city. Inspired by Bourdieu's approach to class, the author examines class stratification in education, works, and political attitudes and argues that the lack of explicit class identifications among the people does not imply irrelevance of class. Relying upon empirical field data to question the applicability of the reflexive modernization theory, the text debates whether individualization makes class a redundant concept in advanced capitalist societies.

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