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作者 Fan, C. Simon, author
書名 Vanity economics : an economic exploration of sex, marriage and family / C. Simon Fan
出版項 Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, [2014]
國際標準書號 9781783472307 (hbk.)
1783472308 (hbk.)
9781783472314 (ebk.)
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 民族所圖書館  HM548 .F36 2014    在架上    30520020791969
說明 viii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 Preface -- Part I Background Information -- Part II Vanity Economics of Sex and Marriage -- Part III Vanity Economics and Population Theory -- Part IV Vanity, Husband-Wife Relationships and Intergrnerational Relationships -- Part V Vanity and Inter-Family Relationships -- Notes -- References -- Index
This book presents an accessible and sometimes controversial economic exploration of numerous issues surrounding sex, marriage and family. It analyzes the role of 'vanity', defined as social status and self-esteem, in social and economic behaviors. In Veblen's theory of conspicuous consumption, vanity is associated with the consumption of luxuries such as expensive handbags and cars. In this book, Simon Fan provocatively argues that vanity is obtained by having a spouse and children with perceived 'high-quality' values, for example, a beautiful wife, a tall husband or intelligent offspring. He demonstrates from various perspectives that vanity plays a crucial role in male - female relationships and intergenerational relationships. In so doing, he challenges the conventional frontier of economics and contributes to other social sciences. This unique book will appeal to the educated general reader and interested academic alike. -- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-282) and index
主題 Economics -- Sociological aspects
Pride and vanity
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