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2012.11.14 - Book Launch: Consumers and Individuals in China

posted 14 Nov 2012, 02:07 by Admins ‎(Halima Chen)‎   [ updated 10 Feb 2015, 03:05 ]
Dr Michael B. Griffiths' new book breaks ground in the study of Chinese urban society. This book applies critical discourse analysis to ethnographic data gathered in Anshan, a third-tier city and market in northeast China. The book confronts the still widespread notion that Chinese consumers are not 'real' individuals, and in doing so represents an ambitious attempt to give a new twist to the structure versus agency debates in social theory.