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Market Cultures

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

By Robert W. Hefner


336 pages

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Market Cultures examines the spectacular growth of capitalist enterprise among overseas Chinese and Southeast Asians. It does so, not through formal models, but by way of the varied cultures and organizations in which Asian capitalism is embedded. Eschewing talk of a uniform Asian miracle, the book shows that there existed complex precedents for

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Chinese Capitalisms and Cultural Pluralism -- Culture and Organization in Taiwan’s Market Economy -- Divided Market Cultures in China -- Getting Rich Is Not So Glorious -- Part Two Indigenes and Chinese in Southeast Asia -- Business Success Among Southeast Asian Chinese -- Constituting Capitalist Culture -- The “Great Transformation” Among Negeri Sembilan Malays, with Particular Reference to Chinese and Minangkabau -- Southeast Asian Capitalisms -- Women Traders in Javanese Marketplaces -- Markets and Justice for Muslim Indonesians -- Contingent Moralities -- State Stigma, Family Prestige, and the Development of Commerce in the Red River Delta of Vietnam -- Engendered Entrepreneurship

About the Author

Robert Hefner

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies