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Status Symbols and Luxury Goods 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/9780226433349.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores five aspects of status symbols and luxury goods in international relations. It first develops a functionalist explanation for the utility of status symbols in international ... More


Accent as Social Symbol

Lynda Mugglestone

in Talking Proper: The Rise of Accent as Social Symbol

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250622
eISBN:
9780191719486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250622.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter focuses on accent as a social symbol. It argues that the drive to raise the linguistic consciousness in terms of accent is not that ‘doctrine of appropriate usage’ — the expectation, and ... More


Conclusion

Giora Sternberg

in Status Interaction during the Reign of Louis XIV

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199640348
eISBN:
9780191747779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640348.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Conclusion draws together key themes and points out inter-connections and wider implications. An analysis of the general mechanics of status interaction is followed by a discussion of the ... More


Parks in Medieval England

S.A. Mileson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199565672
eISBN:
9780191721748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565672.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Parks were prominent and, in fact, controversial features of the medieval countryside, but they have been unevenly studied and remain only partly understood. This book provides a full-length study of ... 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


Network 7: Youth becomes ‘Yoof’

Karen Lury

in British Youth Television: Cynicism and Enchantment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159704
eISBN:
9780191673689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159704.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that in the process of viewing, young people and other audiences take the familiar path – they negotiate, cross over, and shift between different meanings produced by different ... More


The Haute Couture of Videogames

Ian Bogost

in How To Talk About Videogames

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the game Hundreds, which is a physics-basedpuzzle game created by Adam Saltsman and Greg Wohlwend. This chapter argues that this game is cool and fashionable, because it exudes ... More


Uri of Arabia

Oz Almog

in The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520216426
eISBN:
9780520921979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520216426.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with a discussion of conflicting images of the Arab, covering the Arab as Hebrew, as “noble savage,” and as a model for the new Jew, as well as the Arab as a member of a primitive ... More


Clothing

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the clothing of Pilgrim settlers in Plymouth Colony. The clothing in common use among the settlers was surprisingly diverse in terms of type, materials, method of manufacture, ... 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


Forging a Community of Equals

Amia Lieblich

in Narratives of Positive Aging: Seaside Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199918041
eISBN:
9780190222437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199918041.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Although, in general, a sense of belonging and social relationships are known to have positive effects, this chapter refers to the special interpersonal patterns that develop in the seaside senior ... More


How the Urban Poor Acquire and Give Meaning to the Mobile Phone

Lourdes M. Portus

in Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113120
eISBN:
9780262276818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113120.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on mobile communication’s role among the urban poor via a Philippines case study. People from four focus groups comprising of all adult women, all adult men, mixed adult men and ... More


Conquest Legitimized: The Making of a Byzantine Emperor in Crusader Constantinople (1204–1261)

Teresa Shawcross

in Byzantines, Latins, and Turks in the Eastern Mediterranean World after 1150

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199641888
eISBN:
9780191808357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199641888.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the imperial dynasty founded in the thirteenth century on the edge of Bosporus by men who hailed from the edge of the North Sea. It examines the public image that dynasty ... More


Why We Are Blind to Goodness

Iddo Landau

in Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190657666
eISBN:
9780190657697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657666.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The chapter points out some dynamics that can blind people to the good aspects of reality and lead them to see life as “nastier” than it really is. Alongside previously discussed dynamics (such as ... More


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