The Resource Anxious wealth : money and morality among China's new rich, John Osburg, (ebook)

Anxious wealth : money and morality among China's new rich, John Osburg, (ebook)

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Anxious wealth : money and morality among China's new rich
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Anxious wealth
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money and morality among China's new rich
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John Osburg
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eng
Summary
Who exactly are China's new rich? This pioneering investigation introduces readers to the private lives-and the nightlives-of the powerful entrepreneurs and managers redefining success and status in the city of Chengdu. Over the course of more than three years, anthropologist John Osburg accompanied, and in some instances assisted, wealthy Chinese businessmen as they courted clients, partners, and government officials. Drawing on his immersive experiences, Osburg invites readers to join him as he journeys through the new, highly gendered entertainment sites for Chinese businessmen, including karaoke clubs, saunas, and massage parlors-places specifically designed to cater to the desires and enjoyment of elite men. Within these spaces, a masculinization of business is taking place. Osburg details the complex code of behavior that governs businessmen as they go about banqueting, drinking, gambling, bribing, exchanging gifts, and obtaining sexual services. These intricate social networks play a key role in generating business, performing social status, and reconfiguring gender roles. But many entrepreneurs feel trapped by their obligations and moral compromises in this evolving environment. Ultimately, Osburg examines their deep ambivalence about China's future and their own complicity in the major issues of post-Mao Chinese society-corruption, inequality, materialism, and loss of trust
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non fiction
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  • Osburg, John
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  • Rich people
  • Businessmen
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Social networks
  • Sex role
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Chengdu (China)
  • Chengdu (China)
  • China
  • Chengdu
  • East Asia
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adult
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Anxious wealth : money and morality among China's new rich, John Osburg, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780804785358
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11891083
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remote
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11891083
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MWT11891083
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Anxious wealth : money and morality among China's new rich, John Osburg, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804785358
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11891083
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891083
System control number
MWT11891083
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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