“Consumption always makes a social statement, sometimes more and sometimes less than simply indicating the consumer’s purchasing capacity and personal taste.”
Heryanto, Ariel (1999) “The Years of Living Luxuriously” in Culture and Privilege in Capitalist Asia, Michael Pinches (ed.), London and New York: Routledge, pp. 159-187.
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