The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective download free [PDF and Ebook] by Arjun Appadurai

The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective download free [PDF and Ebook] by Arjun Appadurai year 2011
  • Book name: The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective
  • Author: Arjun Appadurai
  • Release date: 2011/3/16
  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780521357265
  • Rating: 8.02 of 10
  • Votes: 711
  • Review by: Raven Milton
  • Review rating: 8.39 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/20
  • Total pages: 339
  • Includes a PDF summary of 36 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The meaning that people attribute to things necessarily derives from human transactions and motivations, particularly from how those things are used and circulated. 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. By looking at things as if they lead social lives, the authors provide a new way to understand how value is externalized and sought after. Containing contributions from American and British social anthropologists and historians, the volume bridges the disciplines of social history, cultural anthropology, and economics, and marks a major step in our understanding of the cultural basis of economic life and the sociology of culture. It will appeal to anthropologists, social historians, economists, archaeologists, and historians of art.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H26M2S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social & Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology, Central Government Policies
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 38.11 USD
  • Dimensions: 151x227x24mm
  • Weight: 562g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Cambridge, United Kingdom
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