Stollberg, Dietrich

Christian ethics and moral theology each deal with the shaping of life, individual as well as communal. Yet the whole practice of the church is an expression of the Christian lifestyle. Lifestyle is therefore also a central theme in pastoral theology. Religious instruction and pastoral care

Jürgen Gerhards, Silke Hans and Michael Mutz

Pierre Bourdieu, in his pioneering work “Distinction – A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste” ( 1984 ) postulated a close correlation between affluence and social class, on one hand, and lifestyle, on the other. The strength of this correlation between class and lifestyle orientation


Noly Moyssi and Maria Patsalosavvi

seamstresses, tailors, costumiers hat-makers, stocking-makers, hand knitters etc. 17 5 Lifestyle Changes during British Rule Urbanization was one of the characteristics of the 20th century; urban centers were the staging ground upon which a new growing middle class with people involved in many new occupations


Diane Davies

The role of linguistic style in the construction of shared meanings can be usefully explored through the analysis of the many media discourses today that represent, construct and ‘sell’ lifestyle concepts. Kress & Van Leeuwen (2001) have noted how, from a social semiotic point of view, lifestyle has become ‘the culturally dominating paradigm in the public domain’. In the marketing context, lifestyle is now seen as having largely replaced the traditional demographic segmentation based on class, age and gender (Vyncke, 2002). Lifestyle discourses have thus come increasingly to define how people see themselves and the social networks to which they belong.

Güljanat Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun

Remembered Traditions and Lifestyles of Soviet Kyrgyzstan GÜLJANAT KURMANGALIYEVA ERCILASUN Maltepe University, Istanbul ABSTRACT This article is mainly based on the outcome of the first stage of the oral-history project Living History of Central Asian People: The Case of

Hanchao Lu

This article analyzes Nanxun, a lower Yangzi delta town known for its silk products, as a case study of China’s development and underdevelopment. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a booming silk trade linked Nanxun to the global market and made it an extraordinarily wealthy town, yet little was achieved in terms of urban development. Scholars have attributed the underdevelopment of Nanxun to economic factors, and perceived it as entirely undesirable. This article argues that a largely overlooked cause of Nanxun’s underdevelopment was the conformist culture of Nanxun’s ruling elite. The merchants who created the wealth of the town by their very natures preferred to create a safe and secluded zone in which the familiarity of their living environment could be preserved and the comfort of a traditional lifestyle assured. The underdevelopment of Nanxun turned out, however, not to be completely negative. The town did not sustain its status as a trading center, nor develop into a major city, but its arrested development preserved much of its original layout and, moreover, its culture. From a cultural and environmental point of view, Nanxun’s underdevelopment may have proved to be more valuable than if the town had become an indistinguishable industrial site.

Crystal Abidin and Joel Gwynne

consumer and lifestyle choices (Martin and Lewis, 2012). Positing that subjects are decreasingly constituted by determinants such as gender, class, age and place, and increasingly by self-design, self-creation and individual performance, theorists such as Ulrich Beck have optimistically asserted that the

Susan Grant

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/187633210X536870 Th e Soviet and Post-Soviet Review 37 (2010) 142–165 Th e Fizkul’tura Generation: Modernizing Lifestyles in Early Soviet Russia Susan Grant University College Dublin Abstract Th e creation of the New Soviet Person

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Karl Gerth

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156913311X590592 Comparative Sociology 10 (2011) 488–507 C O M P A R A T I V E S O C I O L O G Y Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous: The Creation and Implications of China’s New Aristocracy Karl Gerth Tutor & Fellow Merton College