The Political Economy of Status: Superstars, Markets and Culture Change

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Edward Elgar Publishing, 28 Νοε 2014 - 264 σελίδες

In this timely book, Theodore Koutsobinas explores the system of status markets and their social effects including inequality. He explains how media fascination with superstars and luxury consumption goods amplify positional concerns for all, distort t

 

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Περιεχόμενα

status superstars and markets
1
2 The economics of status and superstar markets
14
technology tastes and values
45
4 Psychology and behavioural forces
58
5 The anthropology of popular culture and identity formation
87
6 The sociology of distinction superiority and deprivation
106
7 Contentment politics and the philosophy of superiority
125
8 Alternative policies for positional activities
144
9 The political economy of status and culture change policy
168
table and figures
187
Notes
192
References
209
Index
239
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