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Labor and Class Identities in Hong Kong: Class Processes in a Neoliberal Global City

Labor and Class Identities in Hong Kong: Class Processes in a Neoliberal 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.

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ISBN 9781349704156
Barcode 9781349704156
Published 24 July 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2016
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Author(s) By Lee, C.
Series Series in Asian Labor and Welfare Policies
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ISBN-13 9781349704156
ISBN-10 1349704156
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date 24 July 2017
International Publication Date 2 March 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2016
Edition 1st ed. 2016th
Author(s) By Lee, C.
Series Series in Asian Labor and Welfare Policies
Category Social Institutions
Population & Demography
Immigration & Emigration
Social Classes
Science: General Issues
Number of Pages 202
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 2,776g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ethnology-Asia, Migration, Demography
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 305.5095125
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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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Author's Bio

Chun Wing Lee is Lecturer at Hong Kong Community College, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China. He obtained his PhD in Sociology from the University of Manchester, UK. His research interests include class analysis, social movement, and the political/sociological aspects of sports.

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