Scarcity and Modernity

1st Edition

Nicholas Xenos

Routledge
Published April 24, 2019
Reference - 130 Pages
ISBN 9781138081796 - CAT# Y333249
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

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Summary

Originally published in 1989. In this book Nicholas Xenos argues that the assumption that scarcity is a universal human condition is far from universal but rather a product of western influence. Informed by the work of Baudrillard, Bourdieu, Girard, and Sahlins, this historical narrative of scarcity incorporates interpretations of texts and practices from eighteenth-century London to contemporary New York. Lucid and elegant in style, Scarcity and Modernity will appear to those with interests in social and political thought and cultural criticism.

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