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Market Cultures

Society And Morality In The New Asian Capitalisms, 1st Edition

By Robert Hefner


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One of the most remarkable developments of our time has been the spectacular growth of capitalist enterprise among overseas Chinese and Southeast Asians. Market Cultures examines this event, not in terms of formal models and faceless abstractions, but in light of the institutions through which local people give meaning and moral value to business e

Table of Contents

Part 1: Chinese Capitalisms and Cultural Pluralism, 1 Culture and Organization in Taiwan's Market Economy, 2 Divided Market Cultures in China: Gender, Enterprise, and Religion, 3 Getting Rich Is Not So Glorious: Contrasting Perspectives on Prosperity Among Muslims and Han in China, Part 2: Indigenes and Chinese in Southeast Asia, Business Success Among Southeast Asian Chinese: The Role of Culture, Values, and Social Structures, 5 Constituting Capitalist Culture: The Singapore Malay Problem and Entrepreneurship Reconsidered, 6 The "Great Transformation" Among Negeri Sembilan Malays, with Particular Reference to Chinese and Minangkabau, Part 3: Southeast Asian Capitalisms, 7 Women Traders in Javanese Marketplaces: Ethnicity, Gender, and the Entrepreneurial Spirit, 8 Markets and Justice for Muslim Indonesians, 9 Contingent Moralities: Social and Economic Investment in a Philippine Fishing Town, 10 State Stigma, Family Prestige, and the Development of Commerce in the Red River Delta of Vietnam, 11 Engendered Entrepreneurship: Ideologies and Political-Economic Transformation in a Northern Vietnamese Center of Ceramics Production

About the Author

Robert Hefner is professor of anthropology and associate director at the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture at Boston University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies