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- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 47.00
This book examines the relationships between society and material culture: the interaction between people and things. Tim Dant argues that the traditional approach to material culture has focused on the symbolic meanings of objects, largely overlooking the material impact that objects have on everyday life in late modernity. Dant resists the now well-established... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 51.00
Brings together research and insights into how theories in social psychology can be applied to consumer behaviour. This title includes: information processing and social cognition, communication processes, attitude models, emotion, social identity theory and action theory. It discusses why consumers buy what they do, and how they go about it. more...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 27.95
Identifying Consumption illustrates how an individual?s buying habits are shaped by the dynamics of the consumer marketplace?and thus how consumption and identity inform each other. Robert Dunn brings together the various theories of spending and develops a mode of analysis concentrating on the individual subjectivity of consumption. By doing... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 49.99
Der Autor erläutert Methoden, die zur Risikominimierung beitragen. Insbesondere das Risiko durch zu hoch angesetzte Kalkulationen Aufträge oder durch zu niedrige Geld, zu verlieren. Detailliert beschreibt er in der 3., aktualisierten Auflage verfügbare Varianten der Angebots- und Projektkalkulation und deren Grenzen und zeigt, wie exakt diese Verfahren... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95
The author argues that, by analyzing how scarcity-generating institutions work and then reforming or dismantling them, we can enhance individual freedom and support entrepreneurial initiative, and at the same time make progress toward social justice and environmental sustainability by reducing demands on vital resources. This vision would enable activists... more...
Forward-Looking Decision Making: Dynamic Programming Models Applied to Health, Risk, Employment, and Financial StabilityPrinceton University Press 2010; US$ 57.50
Individuals and families make key decisions that impact many aspects of financial stability and determine the future of the economy. These decisions involve balancing current sacrifice against future benefits. People have to decide how much to invest in health care, exercise, their diet, and insurance. They must decide how much debt to take on, and... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2001; US$ 92.95
Consumption and lifestyles in the world's richest countries are a significant cause of global environmental problems. Consumerism is increasingly recognized as a major drain on global resources and the search for sustainable consumption is emerging as a key policy issue. In this text, Joseph Murphy and Maurie Cohen have brought together an internationally... more...
- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 29.95
Increasingly, consumers in North America and Europe see their purchasing as a way to express to the commercial world their concerns about trade justice, the environment and similar issues. This ethical consumption has attracted growing attention in the press and among academics. Extending beyond the growing body of scholarly work on the topic in... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 79.00
Stamped on products from coffee to handicrafts, the term “fair trade” has quickly become one of today’s most seductive consumer buzzwords. Purportedly created through fair labor practices, or in ways that are environmentally sustainable, fair-trade products give buyers peace of mind in knowing that, in theory, how they shop can help... more...