By Ann Brooks
‘Consumption, towns and States’ examines the interesting intersection of intake, citizenship and the country in a cross-section of worldwide towns in Asia and the West. It makes a speciality of a few theoretical and empirical analyses: constructing and amplifying the intersection of intake, citizenship and the kingdom in past due modernity in terms of quite a number towns; reading the idea that of the worldwide urban as an ‘aspirational’ classification for towns in Asia and the West; and contemplating case experiences which spotlight the intersection of intake and the country. As Ann Brooks and Lionel Wee reveal, the interface among citizen prestige and buyer task proves a very important aspect of research within the mild of the neoliberal statement that folks and associations practice at their top inside a unfastened industry economy.
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In this light, proclamations about the status of reflexivity as a widespread societal condition foisted upon all individuals are deemed premature, since the possibility of reflexivity is supposed to depend on the actual details of the habitus–field interaction. While McNay’s (1999) appeal to dissonance might be reminiscent of the extended reflexivity thesis’ claim concerning institutional failure, there are two key differences. The first is that McNay does not necessary implicate institutions – or more specifically, institutional failure – in her account of dissonance.
As we noted above, this is the tack taken by McNay, who suggests that where the lack of fit is sufficiently strong, actors may then experience a sense of dissonance, which rudely forces them to become reflexively aware of their relations to their surrounding social structures. In this picture, the sufficiently wide disjuncture between field and habitus that might prompt the emergence of reflexive awareness is more the exception than the rule. However, McNay’s proposal has been countered by the argument that such habitus–field disjunctures are in fact sufficiently common as to constitute a prevailing characteristic of actors’ experiences – this is arguably the case in a highly mobile society or a society undergoing rapid social changes.
Bourdieu (1984, 1990) in fact tells us that social life can be construed as a series of multiple, overlapping and even hierarchically embedded fields or markets. Of course, the greater autonomy a particular market enjoys (and this autonomy is always only ever a matter of degree), the more it is able to set its own logic, governing (among other things) the kinds of capital considered relevant to the market, the convertibility of different forms of capital, and the kinds of ends that actors in the market ought to be oriented toward.
Consumption, Cities and States: Comparing Singapore with Asian and Western Cities by Ann Brooks