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The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective

Contributor(s): Appadurai, Arjun [Editor].
Publisher: U.K Cambridge University Press 1988Description: 329 p.ISBN: 9780521357265.Subject(s): Commerce- social aspects | Commerce- history | Economic anthropologyDDC classification: 306.3 Summary: Table of Contents Foreword Nancy Farriss Preface Part I. Toward an anthropology of things Part II. Exchange, Consumption, and Display Part III. Prestige, Commemoration, and Value Part IV. Production Regimes and the Sociology of Demand (http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/anthropology/social-and-cultural-anthropology/social-life-things-commodities-cultural-perspective?format=PB)
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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.

Table of Contents
Foreword Nancy Farriss
Preface
Part I. Toward an anthropology of things
Part II. Exchange, Consumption, and Display
Part III. Prestige, Commemoration, and Value
Part IV. Production Regimes and the Sociology of Demand
(http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/anthropology/social-and-cultural-anthropology/social-life-things-commodities-cultural-perspective?format=PB)

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