Class Formation and Consumption among Middle-Class Professionals in Shenzhen

@inproceedings{Elfick2011ClassFA,
  title={Class Formation and Consumption among Middle-Class Professionals in Shenzhen},
  author={Jacqueline Elfick},
  year={2011}
}
This paper explores the role of consumption in defining Chinese middle-class identity by examining the consumption practices of urban professionals. It is widely agreed that China has a thriving middle class. The exact definition of this middle class, however, is disputed by scholars and the Chinese popular press. Debates about class are also manifest in the daily lives of urban professionals. One of the most interesting areas in which identity is contested is that of consumption. The research… CONTINUE READING

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