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The Modus Vivendi of Material Simplicity: Counteracting Scarcity via the Deflation of Wants

This paper studies how voluntary material simplicity may countervail the causal effect of relative scarcity generated by the environment of a consumer society. Analyses of both interviews and texts were performed. It is shown that voluntary material simplifiers manage, though with difficulty, to... Full description

1st Person: Daoud, Adel
Source: in Review of social economy : the journal for the Association for Social Economics Vol. 69, No. 3 (2011), p. 275-305
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2011
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