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The Idea of Luxury

A Conceptual and Historical Investigation

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The Idea of Luxury by Christopher J Berry
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In this far-ranging and innovative study Christopher Berry explores the meanings and ramifications of the idea of luxury. Insights from political theory, philosophy and intellectual history are utilized in a sophisticated conceptual analysis that is complemented by a series of specific historical investigations. Dr. Berry suggests that the value attached to luxury is a crucial component in any society's self-understanding, and shows how luxury has changed from being essentially a negative term, threatening social virtue, to a guileless ploy supporting consumption.
Release date NZ
June 16th, 1994
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
292
Dimensions
152x228x18
ISBN-13
9780521466912
Product ID
2516814

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