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Author Naylor, R. T., 1945-

Title Crass struggle : greed, glitz, and gluttony in a wanna-have world / R.T. Naylor.

Imprint Montreal ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2011.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  178 N234c 2011    ---  Available
Description vi, 487 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-471) and index.
Contents Preamble: Bacchanalian adventures with the ultra-rich -- The gold-diggers: precious metal, poisoned chalice -- Vulgari: flawed beauty in the gemstones business -- Icecapades: the diamond's darker facets -- Sketchy business: on art connoisseurs and con artists -- The chiselers: from tomb-raider to curator -- The numismaniacs: when big modern money chases little old coins -- The winophiliacs: uncorking the secrets of the wine trade -- Puff artists: behind the smokescreen of high-end cigars -- Afishionados: on fishy business in the fishing business -- Jailbirds: if parrots could really talk ... -- The hunter-gatherer society: from law of the jungle to maw of the market -- Goring the tusk trade: mammoth task, toothless law? -- Coda: from class struggle to crass struggle.
Subject Wealth -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Wealth -- Social aspects.
Rich people -- Conduct of life.
Consumption (Economics) -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects.
ISBN 9780773537712 (bound)
0773537716 (bound)

 
    
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