Life Is Not Complete Without Shopping - Consumption Culture in Singapore
One of the cliches that Singaporeans hold most dear is that their lives are a pursuit of the five c's: cash, cars, condominiums, credit cards, and club memberships. Over the last thirty years, Singaporeans have become accustomed to ever-increasing levels of consumption. Singapore's PAP government has 'delivered the goods', and this is recognized as a prime reason for its legitimacy. But what is the culture of this consumption? What does shopping say about Singapore society?
Chua Beng Huat is professor in the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore.
Publication Year: 2003
222 pages, mm x mm
ISBN: 978-9971-69-272-8, Paperback
Singapore University Press