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- 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...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 99.00
This book offers a novel perspective that allows to incorporate changing consumption and production structure into models of economic growth. Starting from the empirical observation that income and consumption structure are closely related, it develops a tractable theoretical framework which enables to analyze macroeconomic models consistent with these... more...
- Westview Press 1988; US$ 48.00
In these notes, Professor Kreps surveys the standard models of choice under uncertainty that lie at the heart of microeconomic theory. Choice and preference, ordinal utility, von Neumann?Morganstern utility and utility functions for money, and subjective probability and subjective expected utility are among the standard topics covered. These notes... 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...
- Lexington Books 2003; US$ 32.99
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...
- 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...