Consumption in Asia
Lifestyle and Identities
Edited by Beng-Huat Chua
Published June 1st 2000 by Routledge – 272 pages
Series: The New Rich in Asia
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.