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When material relations assume a greater importance or omnipotence relations and other instruments of fetishism are reduced by any process, the greater will be the commodity fetishism level.

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Because the index is purposed, it does not have an historical series synchronic, thus it was used at least two years or more according to available data. The crucial difference between them is that people need to know that the miser owns a arrgonautas, and in the case of the yacht owner it is demonstrated by the consumption of positional goods. 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.

According to Veblen, manual labor is undervalued by society, and a labor which requires a higher intellectual performance is considered noble. In the works of Margaret Mahler [2]the concept of omnipotence is associated to the infantile separation anxiety and the development of the narcissistic personality.

Some conceptual problems arise when selecting the luxury goods to be considered in this analysis. Croce [18]Gramsci [19]Ellen Wood [20]Marta Harnecker [21] and Habermas point out that the culture is important to material conditions and, in the same way, material conditions are essential to the culture.


There are conceptual and statistical difficulties involved in the elaboration of a commodity fetishism ocldental number. Memoirs of the American Folklore Society, v. 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 a commodity fetishism index number would offer new possibilities for research and socio-economic analyses.

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Proceedings of the 32nd Congress of Americanists. Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies. Sua vida, seu meio e sua obra.

A New Political Anthropology for the Anthropocene? We also have to consider that the number of instruments of fetishism, as well as the importance attributed to each one of them, will change from culture to culture. Bloch, dated September So considering the commodity fetishism dynamics as an integral part of our reality, the level of fetishism will change according to each culture. pacfuco

Therefore, we can affirm that commodities conceal argonauas of exploitation among people and social classes. With a speculative approach to these concepts, it proposes the elaboration of a commodity fetishism index number.

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. Coral Gardens and their Magic. Elaborating a Commodity Fetishism Index Number. Revista de Antropologia 57 co Abril Cultural, Os Pensadores83]. Nonetheless, if we consider a miser who cannot be linked to any kind of unproductive consumption and who is often seen bargaining for groceries, but is known by his fortune, and another individual who buys a yacht, we notice that both of them have considerable argonauta prestige.


According to my propositions, we would better comprehend the mechanisms of ostentation in our society, and its consequences not arrgonautas to the economy, but also to income redistribution initiatives, if we understand the interaction among omnipotence, commodity fetishism concepts and cultural values.

Helena Mascarenhas de Souza. Engels will gradually explain this relativization process, beginning with the letters to Starkenburg, C.

Considering that material conditions are essential to the other aspects of human existence, we conclude that culture deeply influences our approach to those material impositions. Vocal Sounds in Poetry. There must be something that happens among human beings previously to the accumulation process, and which originates their ostentatious behavior. The concept of the omnipotence feeling is discussed by several other authors. Science and Technology in a multicultural world: The article also purposes in this direction, to measure the commodity fetishism degree as a valuable tool for economics.

I would also like to make some observations on the concept of conspicuous consumption pointed out by Veblen [23].

Analyzing the social aspect of this process, we can make an analogy with the concepts pointed out by Balint. We can also affirm that the lesser fetishism instruments available to demonstrate omnipotence, the greater will be so dispute for a single or few instruments, and any initiative to redistribute those instruments will not be easily accepted, originating a rancorous and primitive reaction. Competition and Cooperation among Primitive Peoples.