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China Constructing Capitalism: Economic Life and Urban Change
     

China Constructing Capitalism: Economic Life and Urban Change

by Michael Keith, Scott Lash, Jakob Arnoldi, Tyler Rooker
 

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ISBN-10: 0415497051

ISBN-13: 9780415497053

Pub. Date: 10/07/2013

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Dominant theorists of globalization take on the assumptions of a 'Washington Consensus' which presumes the centrality of neo-liberal American individualism. For them America's globalization is at stake. Scott Lash and his colleagues argue that there is a new global driving force: a new logic that is Global China. Here Washington neo-liberal individualism is

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Dominant theorists of globalization take on the assumptions of a 'Washington Consensus' which presumes the centrality of neo-liberal American individualism. For them America's globalization is at stake. Scott Lash and his colleagues argue that there is a new global driving force: a new logic that is Global China. Here Washington neo-liberal individualism is displaced by the collective relationality of a 'Beijing Consensus'. This relationality harks back to Taoism and Confucianism yet is a motor of Chinese global hypermodernity. This book analyzes China as a 'risk culture', embracing the boundless opportunity and adventure of Beijing's Olympic architecture, Shenzhen investment bank young traders, Shanghai property developers and art markets. It examines the risk-sharing of intergenerational family mortgages, wage-pooling microfinance and regimes of collective saving. It scrutinizes the ever-present shadow of the risk-averse (yet uncertainty-creating) state. Global China is a must read for social scientists, policy makers and investors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415497053
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/07/2013
Series:
International Library of Sociology Series
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1: Theorising China Constructing Capitalism Part 2: The Trading Room Part 3: Young Traders Part 4: Financial Products Part 5: Consumers: House Slaves, Stock Slaves Part 6: From Urbanism to City Building (‘Bottom Up’) Part 7: Urbanism’s Risky Future in China (‘Top Down’) Part 8: China Banks

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