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The World of Goods


It is well-understood that the consumption of goods plays an important, symbolic role in the way human beings communicate, create identity, and establish relationships. What is less well-known is that the pattern of their flow shapes society in fundamental ways. In this book the renowned anthropologist Mary Douglas and economist Baron Isherwood overturn arguments about consumption that rely on received economic and psychological explanations. They ask new questions about why people save, why they spend, what they buy, and ...

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    • Title: The World of Goods by Mary Douglas; Baron Isherwood
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Print ISBN: 9781003133650, 1003133657
    • eText ISBN: 9781000358117
    • Edition: 1st edition
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