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Vincent Antonin Lépinay

in Codes of Finance: Engineering Derivatives in a Global Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151502
eISBN:
9781400840465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151502.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter explains how intimate relations between the bank and its clients and investors strain the bank's boundaries. The intrusion of investors reversed the privileges of the trading room: from ... More


Making the Modern Primitive: Cultural Tourism in the Trobriand Islands

Michelle MacCarthy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824855604
eISBN:
9780824872175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855604.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book provides an anthropological analysis of the encounter between local residents and tourists in the Trobriand Islands, a place renowned in anthropology and represented in various media as ... More


Conclusion: Problems with the Market for Force

James Pattison

in The Morality of Private War: The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199639700
eISBN:
9780191756085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639700.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter summarizes the problems of private military force by providing an account of the general problems with a global market for force.


Celebrating and Consuming Bodies: Economic and Symbolic Production

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

This chapter appraises the ninety-year processes and contexts of performism surrounding The Old Men and Night of the Dead, reflecting on consequences of the trajectory in terms of essentialization, ... More


Emancipation in the Idea of Labour Law

Adelle Blackett

in The Idea of Labour Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693610
eISBN:
9780191729744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693610.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores three ways in which the familiar boundaries of labour law may be reimagined to extend its animating idea beyond the industrialized market economy. It looks ‘before’ ... More


Commoditization of Persons, Places, and Things During Biloxi's Second Tenure as Capital of French Colonial Louisiana

KENNETH G. KELLY and MEREDITH D. HARDY

in French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036809
eISBN:
9780813041841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036809.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In an effort to promote the self-sufficiency of the Louisiana colony and in pursuit of financial gain, French bureaucrats mobilized persons, places, and things into a commodity context. However, ... More


Modernity and Primitivity: Definitions and Discourses in Imagining Alterity

Michelle MacCarthy

in Making the Modern Primitive: Cultural Tourism in the Trobriand Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824855604
eISBN:
9780824872175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855604.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter lays the theoretical groundwork for the rest of the book. Analytical and lay uses of the concepts of culture and authenticity are explored. This chapter also introduces the author’s use ... More


Spectacular Culture: Performance and Festivals

Michelle MacCarthy

in Making the Modern Primitive: Cultural Tourism in the Trobriand Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824855604
eISBN:
9780824872175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855604.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Trobriand dance is the most well-known cultural expression from the islands, throughout PNG and further afield, and it is the primary spectacle provided for tourists who visit the Trobriands ... More


Epilogue

Michelle MacCarthy

in Making the Modern Primitive: Cultural Tourism in the Trobriand Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824855604
eISBN:
9780824872175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855604.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Here, the main arguments and theoretical threads of the book are summarized. It especially focuses on synthesizing the arguments made about the distinctions made between performance and ... More


Public Sector Data as a Contested Commodity

Alon Peled

in Traversing Digital Babel: Information, E-Government, and Exchange

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027878
eISBN:
9780262319867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027878.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The chapter explains the concept of a contested commodity - a good whose insertion into the marketplace raises ethical debate. Public data is a contested commodity because agencies hold sensitive ... More


Stewarding The Earth: Rethinking Property and the Emergence of Biocultural Rights

Sanjay Kabir Bavikatte

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198098669
eISBN:
9780199083046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098669.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The book analyses the emergence of biocultural rights as a sub-set of third generation group rights in environmental law. It argues that these rights, which advocate a people’s duty of stewardship ... More


Revulsions of Capital: Virginia, 1829–32

Christopher Tomlins

in In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691198668
eISBN:
9780691199870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198668.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues that Virginia was not the “calm and peaceful” world prior to Turner's Rebellion as Gray claimed. Turner's rebellion, in fact, took place amidst regional black restlessness at the ... More


Buddha Images as Objects of Transferrable Power: The Physical and Social Processes of Copying Images

Angela S. Chiu

in The Buddha in Lanna: Art, Lineage, Power, and Place in Northern Thailand

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858742
eISBN:
9780824873684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858742.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Modern scholars explain the development of Thai Buddhist art as driven by a long-standing tradition of copying revered models. Nonetheless, how people of the past determined which models to copy has ... More


Private Military Force, Insecurity, and Instability

James Pattison

in The Morality of Private War: The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199639700
eISBN:
9780191756085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639700.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter considers two further negative externalities of the use of PMSCs at the international level. First, it argues that there are several problems with treating security as a commodity to be ... More


Soul Drivers, Market Makers

Calvin Schermerhorn

in The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300192001
eISBN:
9780300213898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192001.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details the economic geography of the United States domestic slave market of the 1810s. It examines small slave traders’ business strategies as part of a knowledge economy, focusing on ... More


“Primed with Flip and Toddy”: The Globalized Material Culture of Rum Production at Betty’s Hope Plantation, Antigua

Charlotte Goudge

in An Archaeology and History of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation on Antigua

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401285
eISBN:
9781683401735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401285.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The commoditization and manufacture of rum has been a major industry in the Caribbean since the inception of the plantation as a means of amplified production to fill consumer needs. Still houses can ... More


The Enactment of Economic Things: The Objects of Insurance

José Ossandón

in Making Things Valuable

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198712282
eISBN:
9780191780769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712282.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

This chapter rehearses a research agenda that studies economic processes by following the enactment of economic objects. ‘Objects’ in this chapter does not refer to the material elements used to ... More


Conclusion: Beyond Offshore

Jamie Peck

in Offshore: Exploring the Worlds of Global Outsourcing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198727408
eISBN:
9780191793523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727408.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter draws together the principal findings and conclusions of the book, focusing on the transformative capacities of the outsourcing complex, from a site of tactical and responsive strategies ... More


Introduction: Taking Parnassus to Piccadilly

Kathleen Riley

in Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction begins with a succinct factual account of Wilde’s classical ‘biography’, from his childhood and early schooling, through his years as a student at Trinity College Dublin and Magdalen ... More


The Ongoing Evolution of the Market for American Art

Robert B. Ekelund, John D. Jackson, and Robert D. Tollison

in The Economics of American Art: Issues, Artists and Market Institutions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190657895
eISBN:
9780190657925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657895.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 8 concludes with both a summary and an analysis of some of the institutions and events surrounding the American art market—investment, auction estimates, artistic productivity, theft, and ... More


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