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The Social life of things

The Social life of things

commodities in cultural perspective

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Economic anthropology.,
  • Commerce -- Social aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Arjun Appadurai.
    ContributionsAppadurai, Arjun, 1949-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv,329p. :
    Number of Pages329
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21992984M
    ISBN 100521357268

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      Ken Guest discusses the new "Social Life of Things" feature in the second edition of "Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age." The contributors to this volume examine how things are sold and traded in a variety of social and cultural settings, both present and past. Focusing on culturally defined aspects of exchange and socially regulated processes of circulation, the essays illuminate the ways in which people find value in things and things give value to social relations.

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