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作者 Rehbein, Boike, author
書名 Society in contemporary Laos : capitalism, habitus and belief / Boike Rehbein
出版項 London : New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 2017
國際標準書號 9780415342193 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  HN700.4.A8 R44 2017    在架上    30560400653884
說明 vi, 170 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series ; 88
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Sociocultures and history -- Colonial transformation -- Socialist transformation -- Capitalist transformation -- Capitalism, habitus and society -- Sociocultures and classes -- Habitus groups -- Classification and language-games -- Religion and division of work -- Objective layers of religion -- Ethos and religion -- Habitus and belief : a case study of Ban Pha Khao
"Over the past decade, Laos' exposure to global capitalism has resulted in extensive economic and social transformations. This book pursues the theoretical aim of shedding light on the old question raised by Max Weber about the relation between capitalism, ethos and society. The empirical study consists of a description of the social structures, their embodiment in the habitus and world-views in Laos against the background of a critical revision of Pierre Bourdieu's sociology. To achieve these aims, the author develops a qualitative methodology as neither Weber nor Bourdieu explained how to empirically study habitus and ethos. The empirical material for the book was gathered over a period of more than five years and comprises several hundred life-course interviews in all sections of Lao society as well as a representative quantitative survey. The author argues that precapitalist social structures persist and continue to shape the social fabric of contemporary Laos. At the same time, they are transformed by global and local capitalism. The book shows how the hierarchies contained in each structure shape the habitus of the Lao population and how these in turn influence the development of a capitalist and a religious ethos. The argument makes use of Pierre Bourdieu's sociology and adapts it to the setting of Laos by introducing new as well as indigenous concepts"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Laos -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Laos -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
Capitalism -- Social aspects -- Laos
Religion and sociology -- Laos
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