China Constructing Capitalism: Economic Life and Urban Change

China Constructing Capitalism: Economic Life and Urban Change


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415497060
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/02/2013
Series: International Library of Sociology Series
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Scott Lash, (co-) author of such books as Sociology of Postmodernism (Routledge), Reflexive Modernization, Economies of Signs and Space, The End of Organized Capitalism, Critique of information and Global Culture Industry. Lash has published 17 books, now translated in fifteen languages. He is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has acquired a working knowledge of Mandarin.

Michael Keith is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Urban and Community Research at Goldsmiths. For a decade he has been leader of Tower Hamlets Council, London. His books include After Cosmopolitanism and Geographies of Resistance. He is learning to speak Mandarin.

Jakob Arnoldi is Vice-Dean of the Business School at Aarhus University, Denmark. He was until recently Assistant Professor of Sociology at Lehrstuhl Ulrich Beck’s at the University of Munich. He has just completed the book, Uncertain Knowledge to appear in 2008 at Cambridge Polity. Arnoldi has written widely in economic sociology.

Tyler Rooker did his PhD at University of California, Santa Cruz – an ethnography of a high-tech innovation district in Beijing. He is Research Associate on the Goldsmiths China project. He reads, speaks writes Mandarin fluently.

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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