By Eric Olmedo
This publication investigates the interface of ethnicity with profession, empirically saw in luxurious foreign resorts in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It employs the 2 major disciplines of anthropology and sociology in an effort to comprehend the foundation factors and that means of ethnicity at paintings in the hospitality quarter. extra in particular, 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 may be mediated in the course of the intake and manipulation of meals on the workplace. additionally, it combines an formidable theoretical dialogue at the proposal of ethnicity including empirical info that highlights how ethnicity is lived on a regular foundation at a office manifesting the dynamics of cultural, non secular and ethnic range. The booklet offers the quantitative and qualitative findings of 2 complementary surveys and pursues an interdisciplinary procedure, because it integrates methodologies from the sociology of enterprises with vintage fieldwork equipment borrowed from ethnology, whereas combining French and Anglo-Saxon faculties of options on questions of id and ethnicity. the result of the cultural touch happening in a westernised pocket of the worldwide labour industry – 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.