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The Social Psychology of Material Possessions - To Have is to Be

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Very good condition with little to no wear. Small part of corner to back cover torn away. Inscription to first page in blue ink, otherwise internally clean and bright. No creasing to spine.

This book, which is aimed at the undergraduate social psychology students, introduces a social constructionist approach which proposes that the meanings of material possessions are socially constituted and shared. Possessions are conceptualized as symbols of identity which can express and communicate an individuals's social position and personal qualities. Material context may therefore play a significant role in various areas of social cognition, a notion which runs counter to the contemporary Anglo-American conception of identity as unique, autonomous and free of contextual factors. Top left hand corner of back cover slightly damaged.

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Author(s):
Helga Dittmar
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0745009565
ISBN-13:
9780745009568
Number of pages:
250
Publisher:
Prentice-Hall
Title:
Social Psychology of Material Possessions

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Very good condition with little to no wear. Small part of corner to back cover torn away. Inscription to first page in blue ink, otherwise internally clean and bright. No creasing to spine.

This book, which is aimed at the undergraduate social psychology students, introduces a social constructionist approach which proposes that the meanings of material possessions are socially constituted and shared. Possessions are conceptualized as symbols of identity which can express and communicate an individuals's social position and personal qualities. Material context may therefore play a significant role in various areas of social cognition, a notion which runs counter to the contemporary Anglo-American conception of identity as unique, autonomous and free of contextual factors. Top left hand corner of back cover slightly damaged.

Author(s):
Helga Dittmar
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0745009565
ISBN-13:
9780745009568
Number of pages:
250
Publisher:
Prentice-Hall
Title:
Social Psychology of Material Possessions

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