The Social Meanings of Money and Property

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SAGE, Apr 16, 1999 - Business & Economics - 289 pages

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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Contents

Chapter 1 Exchange Versus Communication
3
Chapter 2 The Beginnings of Differentiation
19
Chapter 3 Overview
39
Part II Legal Religious and Philosophical Antecedents
49
Chapter 4 Patterns in Ancient Law
51
Chapter 5 Patterns in the Great Religions
77
Chapter 6 Patterns in Classical Philosophy
89
Chapter 7 The JudeoChristian Foundation
101
Chapter 9 A ModelThe Process of Attributing Meanings to Money and Property
173
Part IV Elaboration
201
Chapter 10 Applications and Implications
203
Notes
225
References
245
Good Books on the Social Meanings of Money and Property
267
Name Index
271
Subject Index
279

Part III A Biopsychosocial Moderator and Model
119
Chapter 8 A ModeratorDifferent Meanings for Different People
121
About the Author
289
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