Chapter authors needed for book on consumerism in China
I am currently seeking a few more chapter authors for a book on the changing nature of consumerism in China, due for publication in August 2013 (with a publishing contract in place).
The book looks at the growth of consumerism in China from both a socio-economic and a political/cultural angle, i.e. changing trends in what (and how) things are consumed, and the impact this has on Chinese culture and society. Each chapter should centre on a specific example/phenomenon. Themes could include (but are certainly not limited to):
the growing popularity of previously disliked Western food-stuffs
the rural-urban divide in consumerism/changing trends
the increase in consumption of non-tangible goods and services - including cultural industry goods
the increasing consumption of foreign travel/the 'new' Chinese tourist
ways in which Chinese authorities are keen to maintain socialism/'Chinese characteristics' alongside encouraging domestic spending/a market system
specific examples of changing attitudes to consumerism in China
Please e-mail a 300-500 word abstract by the 8th February to firstname.lastname@example.org. If accepted, chapters will be due by the 31st of May 2013. Chapters should be 8,000 - 10,000 words and in Harvard format.
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