2009

The New Middle Classes

Globalizing Lifestyles, Consumerism and Environmental Concern

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-9937-3 (Print) 978-1-4020-9938-0 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. Modernities, Globalization and Consumption

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 27-27

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      Pages 1-26

      Who are the New Middle Classes and why are they Given so Much Public Attention?

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      Pages 29-47

      Convergence and Divergence in Societal Modernization: Global trends, Regional Variations, and Some Implications for Sustainability

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      Pages 49-64

      Consumerist Lifestyles in the Context of Globalization: Investigating Scenarios of Homogenization, Diversification and Hybridization

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      Pages 65-79

      Who are the Globalizers? The Role of Education and Educational Elites

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      Pages 81-100

      Provider Strategies and the Greening of Consumption Practices: Exploring the Role of Companies in Sustainable Consumption

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      Pages 101-115

      From Small Objects to Cars: Consumption Expansion in East Asia

  3. New Middle Classes in China, Brazil, Ecuador and Israel

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 117-117

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      Pages 119-142

      Rising Capitalism, Emerging Middle-Classes and Environmental Perspectives in China: A Weberian Approach

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      Pages 143-158

      Globalization of Lifestyle: Golfing in China

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      Pages 159-175

      Who are the Knowledge Workers of Campinas, SP, Brazil and how do they Live? Local Impacts of Global Trends

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      Pages 177-195

      Sustainability of a Life Más Cómodo? Agricultural Change, Remaking Families, and the Emerging Indigenous Middle Class in the Ecuadorian Andes

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      Pages 197-215

      New Middle Class and Environmental Lifestyle in Israel

  4. New Middle Classes in India

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 217-217

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      Pages 219-236

      The Political Economy of Lifestyle: Consumption, India’s New Middle Class and State-Led Development

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      Pages 237-251

      “Environmentality” in the Neoliberal City: Attitudes, Governance and Social Justice

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      Pages 253-268

      India’s ‘New Middle Class’ and the Globalising City: Software Professionals in Bangalore, India

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      Pages 269-280

      The Changing Food Scenario and the Middle Classes in the Emerging Megacity of Hyderabad, India

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      Pages 281-298

      Highly Qualified Employees in Bangalore, India: Consumerist Predators?

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 299-303