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The crucial difference between them is that people need to know that the miser owns a fortune, and in the case of the yacht owner it is demonstrated by the consumption of positional goods. Comparative Ethnographical Studies, In the works of Margaret Mahler [2]the concept of omnipotence is ocieental to the infantile separation anxiety and the development of the narcissistic personality. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, v.

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It can be said that omnipotence feelings resurge when a person symbolically eliminates another individual, reaffirming her own omnipotence over the others; otherwise, we would have a Hobbesian state of nature. Proceedings of the 32nd Congress of Americanists. Thus, we can affirm that the kind of consumption is not the only factor related to a higher status, but also the omnipotence feeling represented by argonwutas. But Politzer [16] has a quite curious standpoint on it.

University of California Press,pp. In this manner, if that same miser was frequently photographed and mentioned by Forbes magazine, he would enjoy as much argonautaa prestige as the yacht owners, or even more. Theoretical Economics Letters Vol. Consequently, relations among people ocidentl also intermediated by the output of labor and the production of commodities.

There must be something that happens among human beings previously to the accumulation process, and which originates their ostentatious behavior. Princeton University Press, This process will be related ddo the cultural value attributed to instruments of fetishism 3and also to their diversity. New Literary History The poetics and politics of ethnography.


Omnipotence, the Reality Principle and Fetishism Instruments. London Sunday Times, 22 abr.

Law and Order in Polynesia. Journal of Ethnographic Theory 3 1: Classic Essays in Humanistic Psychiatry. Considering that commodity fetishism dynamics can be modified by the number of instruments of fetishism available to a given society, and also that the hierarchical position of the goods involved in the ostentation process can vary, we have to emphasize that the elaboration of argonxutas commodity fetishism index number would offer new possibilities for odidental and socio-economic analyses.

Les Aventures de la dialectique. In my opinion, this concept generates the Orthodox Historical Materialism current. On one ocidentap, we know that material ambitions can change, whereas cultural and social behavior will be modified only when people agree to implement new social conditions.

Transformation in Material Cultures Since the Neolithic.

Another product which has always been regarded as a luxury good is the automobile, and all the symbolism related to it. It emphasizes that the ostentation mechanism is directly related to the dynamics of infantile omnipotence, while the relationship between primitivism and the dependency of a single-object pointed out by Balint would explain the greater or lesser intensity in the dispute for certain instruments of fetishism, whose importance will be related to each cultural environment.

Annual Review of Anthropology The concept of the omnipotence feeling is discussed by several other authors. On the other hand, in his letter to Starkenburg, dated January,Engels affirms that it is necessary to combine the predominance of the material conditions, cultural influences and social behavior in order to change social reality, considering those factors as influent as the historical context and the predominance of the individual desire over the collective interest.

Recursive Partnerships and Infrastructures. However, the culture will determine the most suitable social behavior to obtain those assets, defining beliefs and other social aspects in order to fulfill the material needs of the individual. The other one was the yam storage houses of the analyzed tribes. Competition and Cooperation among Primitive Peoples. Studies in Economics and Political Science, v. Kinship and Leadership among the Siuai of Bougainville. Exploring the Future of the Age of Humans.


Monitoring Movements in Development Aid: An Ethnography of Aid Policy and Practice. All the information regarding the procedures adopted in its elaboration, as well as the calculations and data sources, are described in my doctoral dissertation. Which historical and socio-cultural factors contributed to a specific level of commodity fetishism in a given society? Modern Asian Studies 33 2: The objective is to propose the elaboration of a commodity fetishism index number, speculating about its format and pointing out not only the conceptual, but also the statistical limitations faced during its elaboration.

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According to Balint, such importance could be ascribed to a single instrument, depending on the stage of primitivism of a given social group, argobautas this concept can also be applied to our society without significant distortions. In his famous book O Capital. Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies. Imago, Rio de Janeiro. So considering the commodity fetishism dynamics as an integral part of our reality, the level of fetishism will change according to each culture.

However, the individual will always try to express this omnipotence feeling in a culturally accepted manner, since it was restrained by the reality principle. The influences between material and cultural influences are reciprocal, and Habermas [17] affirms that, only under exceptional conditions, culture, political configuration and legal structure are a consequence of material conditions.