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The poetry of antiques: Trade and/in knowledge among British antiques dealers

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This article considers the role of information, communication, and knowledge in processes of exchange and value creation in the British antiques market. As such, it positions itself between the long-standing anthropological interest in the cultural construction of value (see APPADURAI 1986; GRAEBER 2001), and the equally long-standing interest in how asymmetries of information affect consumer behaviour (see AKERLOF 1970). Drawing on ethnographic material gathered over three months of fieldwor...

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Peer reviewed
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10.2478/eas-2018-0002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SIAS; Russian & East European Stud
Publisher:
De Gruyter Publisher's website
Journal:
Ethnologia Actualis Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
2
Pages:
24–45
Publication date:
2018-03-30
Acceptance date:
2018-02-06
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ISSN:
1339-7877
Pubs id:
pubs:824436
URN:
uri:c1789c2c-9887-4952-9895-e17a45cd6479
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uuid:c1789c2c-9887-4952-9895-e17a45cd6479
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pubs:824436

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