Social Life of Things Commodities in Cultural Perspective
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Description: The contributors to this volume examine how things are sold and traded in a variety of social and cultural settings, both present and past. Bridging the disciplines of social history, cultural anthropology, and economics, the volume marks a major step in our understanding of the cultural basis of economic life and the sociology of culture.
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Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/29/1988
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Foreword Nancy Farriss|
|Toward an anthropology of things|
|Introduction: commodities and the politics of value|
|The cultural biography of things: commoditization as process|
|Exchange, Consumption, and Display|
|Two kinds of value in the Eastern Solomon Islands|
|Newcomers to the world of goods: consumption among the|
|Prestige, Commemoration, and Value|
|Varna and the emergence of wealth in prehistoric|
|Sacred commodities: the circulation of medieval relics|
|Production Regimes and the Sociology of Demand|
|Weavers and dealers: the authenticity of an oriental carpet|
|Qat: changes in the production and consumption of a quasilegal commodity in northeast Africa|
|Historical Transformations and Commodity Codes|
|The structure of a cultural crisis: thinking about cloth in France before and after the Revolution|
|The origins of swadeshi (home industry): cloth and Indian society, 1700-1930|