Scarcity and Modernity (Routledge Library Editions: Environmental and Natural Resour) (Paperback)

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Originally published in 1989. In this book Nicholas Xenos argues that the assumption that scarcity is a universal human condition is far from universal but rather a product of western influence. Informed by the work of Baudrillard, Bourdieu, Girard, and Sahlins, this historical narrative of scarcity incorporates interpretations of texts and practices from eighteenth-century London to contemporary New York. Lucid and elegant in style, Scarcity and Modernity will appear to those with interests in social and political thought and cultural criticism.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781138081796
ISBN-10: 1138081795
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 24th, 2019
Pages: 130
Language: English
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Environmental and Natural Resour