Lost in Mall: An Ethnography of Middle-Class Jakarta in the 1990s Lizzy van Leeuwen

ISBN: 9789067183116

Published: January 1st 2011

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299 pages


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Lost in Mall: An Ethnography of Middle-Class Jakarta in the 1990s  by  Lizzy van Leeuwen

Lost in Mall: An Ethnography of Middle-Class Jakarta in the 1990s by Lizzy van Leeuwen
January 1st 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 299 pages | ISBN: 9789067183116 | 3.14 Mb

In this study, based on extensive anthropological fieldwork throughout the 1990s, an emerging new middle class is examined as a socio-cultural phenomenon. Despite a global orientation and a taste for democracy, its members seemed to haveMoreIn this study, based on extensive anthropological fieldwork throughout the 1990s, an emerging new middle class is examined as a socio-cultural phenomenon.

Despite a global orientation and a taste for democracy, its members seemed to have internalized the New Order along with some lingering late-colonial notions as their guidelines for life. How new was this new middle class anyway? Lifestyle and material culture practices in the suburb of Bintaro Raya in public space as well as in the intimacy of living rooms illustrate the everyday ambiguity of people who appear to be trapped in their imagined middle-classness: they were lost in mall.



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