Essays about: "Annie Ross"

Found 1 essay containing the words Annie Ross.

  1. 1. The Value of Taste: Consumption Strategies for Social Upward Mobility among Urban Chinese Youth

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Socialantropologi; Lunds universitet/Master of Science in Global Studies; Lunds universitet/Graduate School

    Author : Annie Ross; [2015]
    Keywords : Xiaozi; youth; distinction; social mobility; urban; middle-class; consumer culture; China.; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis explores a group of young Western-oriented Chinese consumers called xiaozi in Shanghai, comprised mainly by young individuals from an urban lower middle-class background who attempt at adopting a lifestyle and identity marked by a taste for fine arts and foreign culture. The study shows that by means of social distinction through taste and foreign cultural practices the xiaozi youth can attempt at acquiring cultural capital for upward social mobility, to compensate for their lack of economic capital or social connections in Shanghai's society. READ MORE