Commodities of Desire

Commodities of Desire

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  • Author: Schonfeld Christiane
  • Publisher: Camden House
  • ISBN: 9781571131980
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 270

The first collection of essays treating exclusively the figure of the prostitute in modern German literature.


Obsolescence and Desire: Fashion and the Commodity Form

Obsolescence and Desire: Fashion and the Commodity Form

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  • Author: Gail Faurschou
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  • Languages : en
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The Consumption of Wealth

The Consumption of Wealth

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  • Author: Simon N. Patten
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • ISBN: 9781330214428
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 80

Excerpt from The Consumption of Wealth It is the purpose of this essay to bring all those facts into harmonious relations to one another which throw light upon the laws regulating the consumption of wealth. These laws are not merely the laws of human enjoyment. Doubtless the desire for happiness is always an important element in determining consumption, yet it is modified by many other elements to such a degree that our consumption could not be inferred solely from the relative intensity of our desires. Economists have too often forgotten hat the pains of producing commodities have an influence upon the order of their consumption. We produce to consume; but what we will desire to consume is largely determined by the cost of production. While production is determined by consumption, the latter is itself largely modified by the former. Every improvement in production thus changes the order in which different commodities are consumed, by taking more from the cost of some commodities than from others. There is, moreover, a great need to examine the laws of human enjoyment. Men do not always have the same desire for a commodity. With individuals the change is very slow; but from age to age there are important modifications in the demand for commodities. Some pleasures are growing while others cease to have their former power. There seems, also, to be a general direction along which changes in consumption are forcing mankind, the causes of which must be discovered before the laws of consumption can be explained. It is doubtless true that consumption as a whole needs no encouragement: all that is produced will find consumers, if there are no obstacles in the way. The interest of the public lies solely in the direction which the consumption of a given amount of wealth will take under different conditions. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


English as Global Commodity: Desire, Consumption, and Discourse

English as Global Commodity: Desire, Consumption, and Discourse

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  • Category : Dissertations, Academic
  • Languages : en
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Models of Desire

Models of Desire

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  • Author: Chair Professor of Philosophy and Dean of Humanities Paisley Livingston
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  • Category : Psychology
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 209


Goods of Desire

Goods of Desire

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  • Author: Quentin Monte
  • Publisher: Goods of Desire
  • ISBN: 9781413491302
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 236

Goods Of Desire is fictional, however it all began with a real dream that the author had. The other actual event is the dangerous ride at 110 m.p.h. that took place in a 1942 1/4 ton panel Ford truck, that was used to deliver milk. The SUV in the novel was used to update the story line. The thoughts of Charley Watts are the basic feelings of the author to level the playing field of the world, where everyone has an equal chance to make it in real life. A very scientific gadget called 'Gizmo", propels the story throughout. Ways are devised to protect the Gizmo, because of its tremendous powers. Evan Casey, Charley's partner and best friend, experiments with Gizmo at various sporting events, and finds time to use its power on girls without Charley's knowledge. Casey, due to his nature gets involved with the Mafia, when he meets Meg Ciarlone. With worldwide operations G.O.D. inadvertently hires some under qualified consultants who take advantage of Gizmo by getting involved with drugs and call girl services in England. Charley Watts meets Anne Bliss, a Sister of Charity, after being rescued from a boating accident while on vacation. Anne becomes a major player in the organization. Anne is foiled by an imposter of Father Quinn, a very close friend, while traveling the world checking on G.O.D. operations. Charley's life is always in danger, resulting in hospital stays and a disappearance. Casey and his friend Meg Ciarlone have many close calls protecting the Gizmo and unravelling, Meg's Father's past with the mafia and solving her mother's mystery. Tony Ciarlone, known as T.C. to his close friends, is a mob boss with a very soft heart. Charley's dreams having been realized takes on other projects. The whereabouts of Anne Bliss concerns everyone.


The Tariff Review

The Tariff Review

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  • Category : Economics
  • Languages : en
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The Limits to Satisfaction

The Limits to Satisfaction

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  • Author: William Leiss
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  • ISBN: 9780714526461
  • Category : Consumption (Economics)
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 168

Consumerism and capitalist and socialist industry have reached the point where state power is legitimatized by its ability to increase the number of commodities. A unique culture has been created in which marketing is the main social bond. Values no longer shape and condition needs, wants, desires, or preferences. Leiss draws on economics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology to show the vagueness of our thought on the relation between nature and culture, desire and reason, needs and commodities. This book raises serious, vital questions for all those concerned about the future of our present society.


Architectures of Economic Subjectivity

Architectures of Economic Subjectivity

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  • Author: Sonia Marie Scott
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415699215
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 302

The history of European economic thought has long been written by those seeking to prove or disprove the truth-value of the theories they describe. This work takes a different approach. It explores the philosophical groundwork of the theoretical structure within which economic subjects are presented. Demonstrating how the subjects of economic texts tend to be defined in and through their relationship to knowledge, this study addresses the epistemological constitution of subjectivity in economic thought.


The Historicity of Experience

The Historicity of Experience

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  • Author: Krzysztof Ziarek
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN: 081011836X
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 355

In this groundbreaking volume, Krzysztof Ziarek rethinks modern experience by bringing together philosophical critiques of modernity and avant-garde poetry. Ziarek explores, through selective readings of avant-garde poetry, the key aspects of the radical critique of experience: technology, everydayness, event, and sexual difference. To that extent, The Historicity of Experience is less a book about the avant-garde than a critique of experience through the avant-garde. Ziarek reads the avant-garde in dialogue with the work of some of the major critics of modernity (Martin Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, Jean-Fran├žois Lyotard, and Luce Irigaray) to show how avant-garde experiments bear critically on the issue of modern experience and its technological organization. The four poets Ziarek considers-Gertrude Stein, Velimir Khlebnikov, Miron Biaoszewski, and Susan Howe-demonstrate the broad reach of and variety of forms taken by the avant-garde revision of experience and aesthetics. Moreover, this quartet illustrates how the main operative concepts and strategies of the avant-garde underpinned the practices of canonical writers. A profound philosophical meditation on language, modernity, and the everyday, The Historicity of Experience offers a fundamental reconceptualization of the avant-garde in relation to experience.