Institutional Economics and the Formation of Preferences: The Advent of Pop Music

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Wilfred Dolfsma
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Business & Economics - 164 pages
The author demonstrates how preferences for specific goods, and symbolic goods in particular, are mediated through the institutional settings that both individuals and groups find themselves in. He develops a Social Value Nexus, which indicates how instit
 

Contents

The amazing advent of pop music
1
How not to explain the advent of pop music
18
Consuming symbolic goods
36
Radio and magazines valuing pop music through institutional changes
63
Consuming pop musicconstructing a life world
94
The social construction of value
121
Conclusion forming preferences valuing pop music
137
References
144
Index
157
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Wilfred Dolfsma is an Economist and Philosopher at Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands

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