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Bill Jordan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420800

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.001.0001

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How social value works

How social value works

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(p.131) seven How social value works
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Welfare and well-being
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Bill Jordan

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.003.0008

This chapter examines some of the analyses of the dynamics of social value that have appeared in the economic literature. It also shows what is missing from them, and what can be derived from social and anthropological theory to fill these gaps. Topics discussed in this chapter are: social sources of well-being; the ritual nature of social value; and the contribution of social theory.

Keywords:   social value, social theory, anthropological theory, well-being

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