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Consumption patterns of the middle class in contemporary China

Author: Di Zhu, (Researcher)
Publisher: New Jersey : World Scientific, [2018] ©2018
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Di Zhu, (Researcher)
ISBN: 9789813230330 9813230339
OCLC Number: 1030591984
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Contents; Preface; About the Author; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Introduction; Background and Aim of This Book; The Study of Consumer Culture in China; Summary of the Key Arguments of the Book; Chapter Outline; Chapter 2 Theoretical Approaches from the Sociology of Consumption; Introduction; Globalisation: The Global Cultures; Consumption and Everyday Life; The Sociology of Taste; Material Culture and the Meanings of Goods; Consumer Orientation as Interpretation of Consumption Practices; Consumer orientation in Chinese society; Conclusion Chapter 3 The Formation of the Contemporary Middle ClassIntroduction; Expansion of the Middle Class; History of the middle class; Growth of the private and the foreign economy; Development of the service sector; Renaissance of higher education; Characteristics of the Contemporary Middle Class; Conceptualising "middle class"; The middle class in contemporary China; Regional Disparities, Migration, and Housing Policy; Regional economic disparities; The history of geographical migration; Housing policy; Conclusion; Chapter 4 The Emergence of Consumer Culture; Introduction Emergence of Consumer CultureConsumption Patterns of the Middle Class; Consumption practices of the middle class; Family commitments and consumption; Understanding of middle-class taste; Consumption in the Metropolitan Cities; Sociological Understandings of the Consumption Patterns; The consumer orientation; The embedded social relations; Conclusion; Chapter 5 Research Methodology; Introduction; Source of the Quantitative Data; Sampling design and sample information; Methods of analysis; Evaluation of the quantitative data; Source of the Qualitative Data; Interview design and ethics Pilot interview, sampling strategy, and fieldworkMethods of analysis; Evaluation of the qualitative data; Conclusion; Chapter 6 Characteristics of the Middle Class and Their Consumption Patterns; Introduction; Measurements of Key Variables; Occupation and middle class; Metropolitan population; Income groups, age groups, and industry; Characteristics of the Middle Class in the Metropolitan Cities; Occupation of the middle class; Age of the middle class; Gender of the middle class; Income of the middle class; Industry of the middle class; Discussion and implications Consumption Patterns of the Middle ClassMeasurement of participation in consumption practices; Use of multiple correspondence analysis; Mapping consumption patterns of the urban population in 2003; Discussion and implications; Conclusion; Chapter 7 Homeownership of the Young Middle Class; Introduction; International Comparison on Homeownership of the Youth; Homeownership Situation of the "985 Project" Universities Graduates; The homeownership rate; Homeownership and social stratification; Factors Influencing the "985 Project" Universities Graduates' Homeownership; Conclusion
Other Titles: Pin wei yu wu zhi yu wang.
Responsibility: Di Zhu (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China).

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