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- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 84.00
Two therapists show how the culture of affluence in America creates unique problems for wealthy adults and children, often resulting in poor psycho-social adjustment, anxiety, low self-esteem, and the inability to have fun. The affluent are under tremendous pressure to achieve. They are subject to a myriad of negative stereotypes that make it difficult... 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...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99
Considered the first in-depth critique of consumerism, economist Thorstein Veblen's 1899 book The Theory of the Leisure Class has come to be regarded as one of the great works of economic theory. Using contemporary and anthropological accounts, Veblen held that our economic and social norms are driven by traces of our early tribal life, rather... more...
- Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; US$ 69.99
Foreword This book contains three essays which emanated from the desire to understand more thoroughly the strategies employed by producers of experience and credence goods in order to avoid market failure due to asymmetric information. The first essay focuses on the employment relationship between a football club and its player and treats the productivity... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 141.99
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...
- Lexington Books 2003; US$ 39.99
Most people think that free-market ideas and theories were first substanially developed in the eighteenth century by figures such as Adam Smith. In this revised edition of Faith and Liberty, Alejandro A. Chafuen illustrates this misconception by examining the sixteenth and seventeenth century writings of a group of Catholic theologians and philosophers,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95
Goods are imbued with meanings and uses by their producers. When they are exported, they can act as a means of communication or domination. However, there is no guarantee that the intentions of the producer will be recognized, much less respected, by the consumer from another culture. Cross-Cultural Consumption is a fascinating guide to the cultural... more...
- Manchester University Press 2002; US$ 74.95
Sociologists and economists are increasingly interested in understanding the patterns and drivers of technological innovation. This book brings together a range of experts to study the role of demand and consumption in the innovative process, including case studies to illustrate the issues raised. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00
This is a review of consumerism and its impact on sociological issues. It discusses the history of our consumer culture, as well as covering the social impact of consumption, and the views of economists and sociologists. There is coverage of important research. more...