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    The Construction of Value (Cotsen Advanced Seminars) (Hardback) Edited by John K. Papadopoulos, Edited by Gary Urton

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    DescriptionRecipient of the Jo Anne Stolaroff Cotsen PrizeScholars from Aristotle to Marx and beyond have been fascinated by the question of what constitutes value. The Construction of Value in the Ancient World makes a significant contribution to this ongoing inquiry, bringing together in one comprehensive volume the perspectives of leading anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, linguists, philologists, and sociologists on how value was created, defined, and expressed in a number of ancient societies around the world. Based on the basic premise that value is a social construct defined by the cultural context in which it is situated, the volume explores four overarching but closely interrelated themes: place value, body value, object value, and number value. The questions raised and addressed are of central importance to archaeologists studying ancient civilizations: How can we understand the value that might have been accorded to materials, objects, people, places, and patterns of action by those who produced or used the things that compose the human material record? Taken as a whole, the contributions to this volume demonstrate how the concept of value lies at the intersection of individual and collective tastes, desires, sentiments, and attitudes that inform the ways people select, or give priority to, one thing over another.


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    Title
    The Construction of Value
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by John K. Papadopoulos, Edited by Gary Urton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 568
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 1,769 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781931745901
    ISBN 10: 1931745900
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, JHMC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 930
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 930
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: CC72.4 .C74 2012
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA
    Imprint name
    Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA
    Publication date
    15 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Los Angeles
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    Scholars from Aristotle to Marx and beyond have been fascinated by the question of what constitutes value. The Construction of Value in the Ancient World makes a significant contribution to this ongoing inquiry, bringing together in one comprehensive volume the perspectives of leading anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, linguists, philologists, and sociologists on how value was created, defined, and expressed in a number of ancient societies around the world.