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Author Gillette, Maris Boyd.

Title Between Mecca and Beijing : modernization and consumption among urban Chinese Muslims / Maris Boyd Gillette.

Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.3095143 GILL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 279 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-267) and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Modernization and Consumption 1 -- Chapter 2 Housing, Education, and Race 22 -- Chapter 3 Mosques, Qur'anic Education, and Arabization 68 -- Chapter 4 Traditional Food and Race 114 -- Chapter 5 Factory Food, Modernization, and Race 145 -- Chapter 6 Alcohol and "Building a Civilized Society" 167 -- Chapter 7 Wedding Gowns and Modernization 192 -- Chapter 8 Consumption and Modernization 221.
Summary This book examines how a community of urban Chinese Muslims- residents of the old Muslim district in the ancient Chinese capital of Xi' an- uses consumption to position its members more favorably within the Chinese government' s official paradigm for development.
Subject Consumption (Economics) -- China -- Xi'an (Shaanxi Sheng)
Muslims -- China -- Xi'an (Shaanxi Sheng)
Xi'an Shi (China) -- Social conditions.
ISBN 0804736944 (alk. paper)