A Necessary Luxury

In A Necessary Luxury Julie E. Fromer analyzes tea histories, advertisements, and nine Victorian novels, including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Wuthering Heights, and Portrait of a Lady.

A Necessary Luxury

A Necessary Luxury

In A Necessary Luxury Julie E. Fromer analyzes tea histories, advertisements, and nine Victorian novels, including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Wuthering Heights, and Portrait of a Lady. Fromer demonstrates how tea functions as an arbiter of taste and middle-class respectability.

A Necessary Luxury

A Necessary Luxury

A Necessary Luxury


Poverty Inequality and Growth in Developing Countries

The value of own-price elasticity classifies a commodity as a necessary good or a luxury good. When a commodity is own-price inelastic – namely, the value of its price elasticity is between −1 and 0 – it is classified as a necessary ...

Poverty  Inequality and Growth in Developing Countries

Poverty Inequality and Growth in Developing Countries

There are many problems regarding poverty, inequality and growth in developing countries in Asia and Africa. Policy makers at the national level and at international institutions such as the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and others have implemented various policies in order to decrease poverty and inequality. This book provides empirical observations on Asian countries and Africa. Each chapter provides theoretical and empirical analysis on regional case studies with an emphasis on policy implications. The book will be of use to many who wish to assess and improve policies in developing countries and mitigate poverty and inequality, and stimulate growth, by drawing on relevant empirical research and economic theories. Clearly, there have been numerous policy failures and the book aims to provide a basis for improving policies and outcomes based on relevant empirical observations.

The Idea of Luxury

Mandeville , for example , as part of his subversive intent , held that the only tenable definition of luxury was as something that is ' not immediately necessary to make Man subsist as he is a living Creature ' ( Fable : 1 , 107 ) .

The Idea of Luxury

The Idea of Luxury

This book analyses the idea of luxury, shows how its evaluative meaning has changed, and explores its role in the determination of social order.

The Luxury Strategy

In luxury, however, in order to grow it is necessary to innovate, to surprise, not to repeat yourself endlessly, even while remaining faithful to your identity. This dilemma of diversity and coherence is particularly acute in luxury, ...

The Luxury Strategy

The Luxury Strategy

Luxury is in fashion and is now to be found within almost every retail, manufacturing and service sector. New terms qualifying luxury regularly appear such as 'premium', 'ultra-premium' and 'hyperluxe'. Today, luxury is everywhere - but if everything is 'luxury' then surely the term itself has no meaning? What really is a luxury product, a luxury brand or a luxury company? The Luxury Strategy is a definitive new work that sets the record straight. Luxury is as old as humanity and it is only by a thorough understanding of the genuine concept, that it is possible to define a rigorous set of rules for the effective management of luxury brands and products. The Luxury Strategy rationalizes the management of this new business concept based on the highly original methods that were used to transform small family businesses such as Ferrari, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, Bulgari, Gucci and Prada, into global brands. The Luxury Strategy explains the difference between 'premium' and 'luxury', and sets out the rules to be applied to the luxury marketing mix (the opposite of those for classic marketing). It describes how to implement a luxury strategy within a company and delivers clear principles for becoming - and remaining - 'luxury'.

The Emerald Handbook of Luxury Management for Hospitality and Tourism

New technologies represent an important challenge for all sectors across the world, becoming a relevant opportunity for the luxury hospitality industry as well. This study empirically investigates the effects of openness to change and ...

The Emerald Handbook of Luxury Management for Hospitality and Tourism

The Emerald Handbook of Luxury Management for Hospitality and Tourism

The Emerald Handbook of Luxury Management for Hospitality and Tourism brings together global philosophies, principles and practices in luxury tourism management, exploring the changing paradigms of the upcoming post-pandemic global luxury travel market.

The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property

... law and its effective enforcement have emerged as necessary prerequisites to a viable luxury goods system. To maintain their brands' reputation for exclusivity and quality, luxury goods companies must constantly guard against all ...

The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property

The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property

Intellectual property law plays a pivotal role in ensuring that luxury goods companies can recoup their investments in the creation and dissemination of their copyrighted works, trademarked logos, and patented designs. In 2011, global sales for luxury goods reached about $250 billion, and consumers in East and Southeast Asia accounted for more than 50 percent of that figure. The rapid expansion of the market has prompted some retailers to wield intellectual property against the influx of imitators and counterfeiters. The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property comprehensively explores the rise of the luxury goods economy and the growing role of intellectual property in creating, sustaining, and regulating this economy. Leading scholars across various disciplines critically consider the industry, its foundational intellectual property laws, and the public interest and social concerns arising from the intersection of economics and law. Topics covered include defining the concept of luxury, the social life of luxury goods, concerns about distributive justice in a world flooded by luxury goods and knockoffs, the globalization of luxury goods, and the economic, social, and political ramifications of the meteoric rise of the Asian luxury goods market.

Luxury Tourism

also necessary when in need: sufficient food and water, air, clothing, living space and accommodation, employment and ... In view of the question posed by this book, it is necessary to determine the luxury features more precisely, ...

Luxury Tourism

Luxury Tourism

Over the past two decades, through unprecedented levels of prosperity and changing values, luxury tourism has transformed into a new consumption pattern. This book analyzes the topic in detail with contributions from both recognized scientists and prominent executives in the luxury business. It shows how the concept of luxury has shifted from material to immaterial dimensions, and outlines new trends that will shape the luxury market in the future. The content includes carefully selected leading examples from the most important segments of the tourism market, along with concrete recommendations and best practices. Sharing unique insights, the book is a must-read for those working in the tourism industry, as well as lecturers and university students of tourism.

Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature

This chapter began by asking when the theme that pernicious luxury caused the demise of Sybaris developed in Greek ... Before the evidence for the valorization of luxury could be studied, a necessary preliminary was a survey of the ...

Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature

Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature

Traces the principle that luxury corrupts its possessor as seen through a millennium of Greek literature

Luxury and Modernism

Economist and sociologist Werner Sombart, in his important 1913 book Luxury and Capitalism, characterized luxury as “any expenditure in excess of the necessary” with the “necessary” evaluated both subjectively against an ethical or ...

Luxury and Modernism

Luxury and Modernism

This beautifully illustrated book provides a new interpretation of modern architecture and design in Germany during the heyday of the Bauhaus and the Werkbund, tracing modernism's lasting allure to its many manifestations of luxury. Robin Schuldenfrei casts the work of legendary figures such as Peter Behrens, Walter Gropius, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in an entirely different light, revealing the complexities and contradictions inherent to modernism's promotion and consumption. Luxury and Modernism shows how luxury was present in bold, literal forms in modern designs--from lavish materials and costly technologies to deluxe buildings and household objects—and in subtler ways as well, such as social milieus and modes of living. While modernism was publicized as a fusion of technology, new materials, and rational aesthetics to improve the lives of ordinary people, it was often out of reach to the very masses it purportedly served. Schuldenfrei exposes the disconnect between modernism's utopian discourse and its luxury objects and elite architectural commissions. Despite the movement's egalitarian rhetoric, many modern designs addressed the desires of the privileged individual. Yet as Schuldenfrei demonstrates, luxury was integral not only to how modern buildings and objects were designed, manufactured, and sold, but has contributed to modernism's appeal to this day. Featuring stunning color images throughout, Luxury and Modernism provides an entirely new look at one of the most celebrated and influential eras in the history of architecture.

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