By Eric Olmedo
This booklet investigates the interface of ethnicity with career, empirically saw in luxurious overseas lodges in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It employs the 2 major disciplines of anthropology and sociology with a view to comprehend the foundation factors and that means of ethnicity at paintings in the hospitality area. extra particularly, it observes social switch in a multi-ethnic and non-secular society via an ethnographic examine situated in a micro business enterprise: the Grand inn. on the person point, this examine indicates how id shifts and transformation should be mediated in the course of the intake and manipulation of foodstuff on the workplace. furthermore, it combines an formidable theoretical dialogue at the notion of ethnicity including empirical information that highlights how ethnicity is lived on a regular foundation at a office manifesting the dynamics of cultural, non secular and ethnic range. The publication provides the quantitative and qualitative findings of 2 complementary surveys and pursues an interdisciplinary strategy, because it integrates methodologies from the sociology of organizations with vintage fieldwork equipment borrowed from ethnology, whereas combining French and Anglo-Saxon faculties of innovations on questions of id and ethnicity. the result of the cultural touch taking place in a westernised pocket of the worldwide labour marketplace – during which social practices derive from the headquarters situated in a society the place ethnicity is self-ascribed – with Malaysian social actors to whom ethnicity is assigned might be of specific curiosity for social scientists and basic readers alike.
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Identity at Work: Ethnicity, Food & Power in Malaysian Hospitality Industry by Eric Olmedo