The Social Meanings of Money and Property: In Search of a Talisman

The Social Meanings of Money and Property: In Search of a Talisman

by Kenneth O. Doyle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761902082

ISBN-13: 9780761902089

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In this fascinating volume Kenneth O Doyle provides a conceptual framework for understanding the social meanings of money and property, and the psychological, cultural, economic and political variables which contribute to these meanings.

The author advances the concept of money as talisman, by which individuals protect themselves from their individual fears:

Overview

In this fascinating volume Kenneth O Doyle provides a conceptual framework for understanding the social meanings of money and property, and the psychological, cultural, economic and political variables which contribute to these meanings.

The author advances the concept of money as talisman, by which individuals protect themselves from their individual fears: of incompetence, abandonment, disorganization and constraint - to mention but a few. Examples in support of this argument are drawn from many social systems, contemporary and historical.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761902089
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: PROSPECTUS
Exchange versus Communication
The Beginnings of Differentiation
Overview
PART TWO: LEGAL, RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL ANTECEDENTS
Patterns in Ancient Law
Patterns in the Great Religions
Patterns in Classical Philosophy
The Judeo-Christian Foundation
PART THREE: A BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL MODERATOR AND MODEL
A Moderator - Different Meanings for Different People
A Model - The Process of Attributing Meanings to Money and Property
PART FOUR: ELABORATION
Applications and Implications

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