Lars Meier: Soziales Kapital und Distinktion in der Wohnungswahl deutscher Finanzmanager in Singapur, pp. 325-344


Using Pierre Bourdieu’s theoretical ideas, this article analyses the practices of expat-riate finance managers in choosing residences in Singapore. The focus is on the rel-evance of specific images of urban quarters and of managers’ experiences in urban locations. Both images and experiences are considered to be related to a manager’s position in a social field. Managers have a specific social capital that is expressed by their inclusion into local expatriate networks and their performing practices of dis-tinction. The article is based on empirical data collected in interviews and on obser-vations.

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