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Symbolic Value

Robert Merrihew Adams

in Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153712
eISBN:
9780199869381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153715.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that it is good to care about what one's actions and one's life symbolize, express, and stand for, and good in some cases to act for the sake of such symbolic values in preference ... More


The Nature and Value of Memorialization as Symbolic Activity

Jeffrey M. Blustein

in Forgiveness and Remembrance: Remembering Wrongdoing in Personal and Public Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199329397
eISBN:
9780199363506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329397.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The moral values of remembrance are sometimes embodied in social practices of memorialization, which in its various incarnations is always essentially a type of symbolic activity, so the chapter ... More


Critical Reception and the International Film Festival

Nuno Barradas Jorge

in ReFocus: The Films of Pedro Costa: Producing and Consuming Contemporary Art Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474444538
eISBN:
9781474481106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444538.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates symbolic and economic value formations surrounding Pedro Costa and his films Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (2001) and Colossal Youth (2005). It assesses nuanced and, at ... More


Still Native: The Significance of Native Americans in the History of the Twentieth-Century American West

David Rich Lewis

in A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

When Frederick Jackson Turner reimagined American history in 1893, he considered Native Americans to be of little significance. He demonstrated more interest in the process of heroic, white yeomen ... More


The Transcending Power of Goods: Imaginative Value in the Economy

Jens Beckert

in The Worth of Goods: Valuation and Pricing in the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199594641
eISBN:
9780191806766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594641.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines the transcending power of goods by focusing on a specific form of symbolic value termed ‘imaginative value’. It first considers the question of what attracts consumers to the ... More


The Symbolic-Consequences Argument in the Sex Robot Debate

John Danaher

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines a common objection to sex robots: the symbolic-consequences argument. According to this argument sex robots are problematic because they symbolise something disturbing about our ... More


Constructing Value

Barbara Townley, Philip Roscoe, and Nicola Searle

in Creating Economy: Enterprise, Intellectual Property, and the Valuation of Goods

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198795285
eISBN:
9780191836572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795285.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter invokes recent advances in the sociology of valuation to contend that the IP/IPR nexus is the mechanism through which creative products are constructed as valuable: that it orders and ... More


Valuing Products as Cultural Symbols: A Conceptual Framework and Empirical Illustration

Davide Ravasi, Violina Rindova, and Ileana Stigliani

in The Worth of Goods: Valuation and Pricing in the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199594641
eISBN:
9780191806766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594641.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter explores the relationship between organisations and valuation by focusing on corporate museums. Drawing on work in the anthropology and sociology of culture, it considers how products ... More


Valuing Indigenous Property

A. David Napier

in Making Things Better: A Workbook on Ritual, Cultural Values, and Environmental Behavior

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199969357
eISBN:
9780199346097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969357.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Readers are asked to think about if and how the commodification of things makes it easy to give them up, and to devalue their specific meaning. How does making local places spiritual increase our ... More


Conclusion

Sadhana Naithani

in Folklore in Baltic History: Resistance and Resurgence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823564
eISBN:
9781496823618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823564.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This concluding chapter highlights the symbolic value of the history of Baltic folkloristics for the international context of the discipline. It also discusses what specific features of the Baltic ... More


Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Ellen Oxfeld

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293519
eISBN:
9780520966741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293519.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the value of food in rural China through an ethnographic study of a Hakka village in Meixian, a county in northeast Guangdong Province. By examining the role of food in the lives ... More


The Objects of Poetry and the Economics of Art

Laura Scuriatti

in Mina Loy's Critical Modernism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056302
eISBN:
9780813058085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056302.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Loy's ambivalent and subtle understanding of the processes underpinning the creation of the economic and symbolic value of artworks, or the economic and cultural processes ... More


Symbolic Value and the Establishment of Prices: Globalization of the Wine Market

Marie-France Garcia-Parpet

in The Worth of Goods: Valuation and Pricing in the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199594641
eISBN:
9780191806766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594641.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter focuses on quality classification in the wine market. It examines the importance of representations, uses, and symbolic values attributed to a product constitute in the process of ... More


The Reuse of Strigillated Sarcophagi

Janet Huskinson

in Roman Strigillated Sarcophagi: Art and Social History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199203246
eISBN:
9780191802522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203246.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In looking at the reuse of strigillated sarcophagi over time, this chapter concentrates on various historically significant contexts, mainly in Italy. They begin with late antiquity, include medieval ... More


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