By Eric Olmedo
This e-book investigates the interface of ethnicity with career, empirically saw in luxurious foreign resorts in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It employs the 2 major disciplines of anthropology and sociology on the way to comprehend the basis reasons and that means of ethnicity at paintings in the hospitality area. extra particularly, it observes social swap in a multi-ethnic and non-secular society via an ethnographic learn positioned in a micro agency: the Grand resort. on the person point, this learn exhibits how id shifts and transformation could be mediated throughout the intake and manipulation of foodstuff on the place of work. additionally, it combines an formidable theoretical dialogue at the idea of ethnicity including empirical info that highlights how ethnicity is lived on a daily foundation at a place of work manifesting the dynamics of cultural, spiritual and ethnic variety. The booklet provides the quantitative and qualitative findings of 2 complementary surveys and pursues an interdisciplinary strategy, because it integrates methodologies from the sociology of agencies with vintage fieldwork equipment borrowed from ethnology, whereas combining French and Anglo-Saxon colleges of recommendations on questions of identification and ethnicity. the result of the cultural touch happening in a westernised pocket of the worldwide labour industry – within 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 could be of specific curiosity for social scientists and basic readers alike.