The Social Meanings of Money and Property: In Search of a Talisman
In this fascinating volume Kenneth O Doyle provides a conceptual framework for understanding the social meanings of money and property, and the psychological, cultural, economic and political variables which contribute to these meanings.
The author advances the concept of money as talisman, by which individuals protect themselves from their individual fears: of incompetence, abandonment, disorganization and constraint - to mention but a few. Examples in support of this argument are drawn from many social systems, contemporary and historical.
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Chapter 2 The Beginnings of Differentiation
Chapter 3 Overview
Part II Legal Religious and Philosophical Antecedents
Chapter 4 Patterns in Ancient Law
Chapter 5 Patterns in the Great Religions
Chapter 6 Patterns in Classical Philosophy
Chapter 7 The JudeoChristian Foundation
Part III A Biopsychosocial Moderator and Model
Chapter 8 A ModeratorDifferent Meanings for Different People
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