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- DescriptionThis provocative book challenges many of our ingrained assumptions about the direction of contemporary capitalism and offers fresh perspectives that will inform the development of a new and relevant political ecomy for our times. The complex and often contradictory world within which modern commodities are produced, sold and consumed is set within the larger context of transnational business and ecomic developments. The importance of factors such as profitability and globalization is highlighted, and a sophisticated analysis of the contradictions and ironies of the world of modern commodities emerges. Trinidad provides an ideal setting for this study, given its recent oil boom and recession and the subsequent experience of both wealth and poverty.
- Author BiographyDaniel Miller Professor of Anthropology,University College London. Recent books include 'A Theory of Shopping', 'The Internet: An Ethnographic Approach' (with Don Slater) and Ed. 'Car Cultures'.
- Author(s)Daniel Miller
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication01/01/1997
- SubjectPolitical Ideologies & Parties
- Series TitleExplorations in Anthropology
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 27
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerg Publishers
- Content Notebibliography, index
- Weight470 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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