Values and Valuables: From the Sacred to the Symbolic

Values and Valuables: From the Sacred to the Symbolic

by Cynthia Werner, Duran Bell
     
 

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A group of distinguished anthropologists and economists discuss the value attached to material objects by different cultures. The authors consider the sacred nature of objects that are exchanged between individuals, the value and power of markets, money, and credit, and the ways in which contemporary people bestow symbolic value on objects or individuals. With its… See more details below

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A group of distinguished anthropologists and economists discuss the value attached to material objects by different cultures. The authors consider the sacred nature of objects that are exchanged between individuals, the value and power of markets, money, and credit, and the ways in which contemporary people bestow symbolic value on objects or individuals. With its emphasis on the interplay of cultural and economic values, this volume will be a great resource for economists and economic anthropologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759115903
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
01/13/2004
Series:
Society for Economic Anthropology Monograph Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
3 MB

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