Chapter

Introduction

Avner Offer

in The Challenge of Affluence

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780199216628
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191696015 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216628.003.0001

Series: The Challenge of Affluence

Introduction

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This chapter presents a brief background to and an outline of the book. The book is made up of three parts. The first is conceptual — how to think about affluence, well-being, and self-control. The second part moves into the market place: it considers the dynamics of personal choice in the space of commodities. The third is about the rewards and penalties of social relations, primarily of social standing and of heterosexual attachment.

Keywords: affluence; well-being; social relations; market; commodities

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