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How social value works

Bill Jordan

in Welfare and well-being

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420800
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304210 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.003.0008
How social value works

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This chapter examines some of the analyses of the dynamics of social value that have appeared in the economic literature. It also shows what is missing from them, and what can be derived from social and anthropological theory to fill these gaps. Topics discussed in this chapter are: social sources of well-being; the ritual nature of social value; and the contribution of social theory.

Keywords: social value; social theory; anthropological theory; well-being

Chapter.  7410 words. 

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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