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

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By C. Lee
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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.

About the Author


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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781137517555
ISBN-10: 1137517557
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: February 26th, 2016
Pages: 202
Language: English
Series: Series in Asian Labor and Welfare Policies

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