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The critique of commodification, contours of a post-capitalist society, Christoph Hermann

Summary
In The Critique of Commodification, Christoph Hermann argues that commodification entails production for profit rather than provision for need. The focus on profits, Hermann shows, means that social needs are met in a way that excludes those who cannot pay and ensures high profits. In going through the damaging effects of commodification, Hermann also discusses alternatives based on the satisfaction of needs rather than maximization of profits
Table Of Contents
cover -- The Critique of Commodification -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The Critique of Commodification -- 2. A Theory of Commodification -- 3. The Politics of Commodification -- 4. Consequences of Commodification -- 5. Limits to Commodification -- 6. Rediscovering Use Value -- 7. Alternatives to Commodification -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Physical Description
1 online resource (241 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780197576793

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