Effects of Geographic and Religious Stratification and Modernity in the Arab Gulf

Russell Belk, York University, Canada
Rana Sobh, Qatar University, Qatar
Qatar and United Arab Emirates are staunchly Islamic, wealthy, and ethnically and religiously diverse. Recent petro-wealth and Western popular culture have also made for rapidly changing consumption patterns. Based on three years of ethnographic fieldwork we dissect effects of this set of influences on status and consumption patterns.
[ to cite ]:
Russell Belk and Rana Sobh (2013) ,"Effects of Geographic and Religious Stratification and Modernity in the Arab Gulf", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 41, eds. Simona Botti and Aparna Labroo, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.