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- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 39.00
How do a large but finite number of agents interact, and, consequently, what macroeconomic statistical regularities or patterns may evolve? The book examines situations (e.g. fluctuations about equilibria, multiple equilibria and asymmetrical cycles of models) which are caused by model states stochastically moving from one basis of attraction to another. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 47.00
Markets can often be harsh in compelling people to make unpalatable economic choices any reasonable person would not take under normal conditions. In this book Albino Barrera argues that Christian thought on economic security offers an effective framework within which to address the consequences of economic compulsion. more...
- SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 69.00
Now available in English for the first time, Jean Baudrillard's classic text was one of the first to focus on the process and meaning of consumption in contemporary culture. Originally published in 1970, the book still makes a vital contribution to current debates on consumption. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 199.00
The community concept has a long history and a prominent place in sociological thinking, yet remains a contentious concept. This e-book explores the diversity of current research on community and consumption, investigating, for example, imagined communities, consumption as community action and, conversely, the limitations of the notion of community.... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 135.00
Drawing on a vast array of research contexts ranging from brand collecting, globalizing food in India, and art consumption to rock festivals, dog shows, and fan fiction, this volume suggests both the breadth and depth encompassed by Consumer Culture Theory (CCT). CCT is a specific interpretive approach to understanding consumer behavior that has crystallized... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 134.95
This volume presents papers that cover a wide gamut including immigrant consumption experiences, gift-giving, sharing, transgressive gender roles, attachments to special possessions in online games and real life, the homeless consumer experience, disposition of possessions, privacy, metaphor analysis, sustainable consumption, alcohol consumption, cosmetics... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 29.99
As the effects of the global recession linger, consumers everywhere are changing their purchasing patterns, paying greater attention to what and why they are buying, and from whom. While many feel rampant spending is hard-wired into the modern psyche and that we will be back to our wasteful ways soon enough, there are clear indications of a permanent... more...
- Springer Fachmedien 2007; US$ 47.99
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 99.95
The theory of consumer choice fills the opening chapters of any micro-economic textbook. Yet, surprisingly, this position of privilege has not translated into a flourishing of economic research that is comparable to what has happened in other branches of economic reasoning. Starting with Menger, the Austrian economic tradition has always shifted the... more...