When within less than a decade millions of people gained access to advanced modes of communication, new vocabularies of social discourse, and novel forms of leisure through newly commercialized outlets, it does not seem an exaggeration to claim that a revolution in consumption had occurred.
China's Consumer Revolution
Deborah S. Davis is a professor of sociology at Yale University. This essay is adapted with permission from Deborah S. Davis, “The Revolution in Consumption,” in Deborah S. Davis, ed., The Consumer Revolution in Urban China (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000).
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Deborah S. Davis; China's Consumer Revolution. Current History 1 September 2000; 99 (638): 248–254. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2000.99.638.248
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