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You Are How You Eat: Food and Identity in the Post‐exilic Period

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The post-exilic period is often thought to see important developments in the food consciousness of the Israelites, usually in relation to the dietary laws. The importance of the dietary laws only ... More


Status Signaling in International Relations

Xiaoyu Pu

in Rebranding China: Contested Status Signaling in the Changing Global Order

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781503606838
eISBN:
9781503607866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503606838.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the theoretical framework of status signaling in international politics. Status signaling is the use of a particular subset of signals to convey the information that a state is ... More


Explaining Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations

Lilach Gilady

in The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226433202
eISBN:
9780226433349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433349.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines the role of prestige in international relations through an analysis of conspicuous consumption. Drawing on the economic literature on Veblen effects, it argues that states pursue ... More


Domestic Audience, Nationalism, and Weapons of Mass Consumption

Xiaoyu Pu

in Rebranding China: Contested Status Signaling in the Changing Global Order

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781503606838
eISBN:
9781503607866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503606838.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter opens with a conceptual analysis of how China signals a higher status through conspicuous consumption in international relations. It then turns to the importance of domestic audience and ... More


Nubian Land Sales as Ceremony

Giovanni R. Ruffini

in Medieval Nubia: A Social and Economic History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199891634
eISBN:
9780199980048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891634.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the social and ceremonial aspects of Nubian land sales. It explores the food and drink sometimes paid to witnesses of these land sales. It argues, building on the theories of ... More


Social mechanisms generating demand: a review and manifesto

Alan Warde

in Innovation By Demand: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Demand and its Role in Innovation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062674
eISBN:
9781781700273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062674.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter reflects on the development of sociological approaches to consumption and their contribution to the explanation of consumer behaviour. Tentative and programmatic, it is concerned with ... More


A Contest of Beneficence: Prosociality in International Relations

Lilach Gilady

in The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226433202
eISBN:
9780226433349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433349.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines prosociality as conspicuous consumption in international relations. More specifically, it discusses ten puzzling empirical patterns of international prosociality that are ... More


Conclusions: Living in a Veblenian World

Lilach Gilady

in The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226433202
eISBN:
9780226433349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433349.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers two examples of contemporary conspicuous consumption, the giant bronze statue in Senegal and the proposed resurrection of the Colossus of Rhodes in Greece, to illustrate the ... More


Inequality, Conspicuous Consumption, and the Growth Trap

Jon D. Wisman

in The Origins and Dynamics of Inequality: Sex, Politics, and Ideology

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197575949
eISBN:
9780197575970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197575949.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Avoiding devastation of the human habitat is arguably the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced, and high inequality greatly impairs successfully addressing this threat. In societies in which ... More


The Aircraft Carrier Club

Lilach Gilady

in The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226433202
eISBN:
9780226433349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433349.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the dynamics of international conspicuous consumption by focusing on an international “luxury commodity”: the aircraft carrier. It begins with a background on the Swedish ... More


A Taste for Waste

Elizabeth V. Spelman

in Trash Talks: Revelations in the Rubbish

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190239350
eISBN:
9780190239381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239350.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

While it is clear in Chapter 1 that on the whole people don’t like others going through their trash, at the center of this chapter is the fact that many are quite enthusiastic about exhibiting the ... More


Big Science and the Transits of Venus: The First Race to Space

Lilach Gilady

in The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226433202
eISBN:
9780226433349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433349.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the connection between extravagant state-funded scientific megaprojects—known as Big Science—and international prestige by focusing on the Transits of Venus (TOVs). It first ... More


Inconspicuous Consumption

David Kuchta

in The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity: England, 1550-1850

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214934
eISBN:
9780520921399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214934.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides a definition for inconspicuous consumption where elite men's fashion is considered as opposition to luxury. It explains that this distinction was driven not by a sociology of ... More


Benvenuto Cellini and the Art of Conspicuous Production

in In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762151
eISBN:
9780804773379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses Benvenuto Cellini, the Florentine goldsmith turned sculptor who immortalized himself by telling the story of his life not only as an artist but also as a belligerent, forceful, ... More


Why we buy: evolution, marketing, and consumer behaviour

Vladas Griskevicius, Joshua M Ackerman, and Joseph P Redden

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Although one might think that evolution has little to do with modern consumer behaviour, a closer inspection of our ancestral roots can provide much insight into why we buy. An evolutionary ... More


Century of the Leisured Masses: Entertainment and the Transformation of Twentieth-Century America

David George Surdam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190211561
eISBN:
9780190211608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211561.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

At the end of the nineteenth century, economist Thorstein Veblen wrote The Theory of the Leisure Class. American workers and farmers toiled long hours and often for wages that just exceeded ... More


Moral Equivalents

Kathleen M. Higgins

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the idea of a moral equivalence in the context of value and values. It begins with a discussion of William James's suggestion that enlisting the youth in public service projects ... More


Intervention, Mapping and Excavation: White Caricatures versus Black Dehumanisation in Swallow Hard: The Lancaster Dinner Service (2007)

Celeste-Marie Bernier, Alan Rice, Lubaina Himid, and Hannah Durkin

in Inside the invisible: Memorialising Slavery and Freedom in the Life and Works of Lubaina Himid

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620856
eISBN:
9781789629903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620856.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

Swallow Hard: The Lancaster Dinner Service was part of the Abolished? exhibition in Lancaster. It uses overpainted eighteenth and early nineteenth century plates, tureens, jugs and dishes to comment ... More


Super Sunday

Richard C. Crepeau

in NFL Football: A History of America's New National Pastime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043581
eISBN:
9780252052460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043581.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The Super Bowl has become a Mid-winter National Festival, a celebration of excess that somehow keeps growing. It is best spoken of in terminology created by Thorstein Veblen in his examination of the ... More


Fussing over Status

Michael Ian Borer

in Vegas Brews: Craft Beer and the Birth of a Local Scene

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479885251
eISBN:
9781479825844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885251.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 4 shows how negative ideological baggage can be passed down from the translocal to the local. This is evident in the varying ways that women are treated within the scene as well as the ways ... More


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