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Talking Prices

Author : Olav Velthuis
ISBN : 9780691134031
Genre : Social Science
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How do dealers price contemporary art in a world where objective criteria seem absent? Talking Prices is the first book to examine this question from a sociological perspective. On the basis of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative data, including interviews with art dealers in New York and Amsterdam, Olav Velthuis shows how contemporary art galleries juggle the contradictory logics of art and economics. In doing so, they rely on a highly ritualized business repertoire. For instance, a sharp distinction between a gallery's museumlike front space and its businesslike back space safeguards the separation of art from commerce. Velthuis shows that prices, far from being abstract numbers, convey rich meanings to trading partners that extend well beyond the works of art. A high price may indicate not only the quality of a work but also the identity of collectors who bought it before the artist's reputation was established. Such meanings are far from unequivocal. For some, a high price may be a symbol of status; for others, it is a symbol of fraud. Whereas sociological thought has long viewed prices as reducing qualities to quantities, this pathbreaking and engagingly written book reveals the rich world behind these numerical values. Art dealers distinguish different types of prices and attach moral significance to them. Thus the price mechanism constitutes a symbolic system akin to language.

Talking Prices

Author : Olav Velthuis
ISBN : 9781400849406
Genre : Social Science
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How do dealers price contemporary art in a world where objective criteria seem absent? Talking Prices is the first book to examine this question from a sociological perspective. On the basis of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative data, including interviews with art dealers in New York and Amsterdam, Olav Velthuis shows how contemporary art galleries juggle the contradictory logics of art and economics. In doing so, they rely on a highly ritualized business repertoire. For instance, a sharp distinction between a gallery's museumlike front space and its businesslike back space safeguards the separation of art from commerce. Velthuis shows that prices, far from being abstract numbers, convey rich meanings to trading partners that extend well beyond the works of art. A high price may indicate not only the quality of a work but also the identity of collectors who bought it before the artist's reputation was established. Such meanings are far from unequivocal. For some, a high price may be a symbol of status; for others, it is a symbol of fraud. Whereas sociological thought has long viewed prices as reducing qualities to quantities, this pathbreaking and engagingly written book reveals the rich world behind these numerical values. Art dealers distinguish different types of prices and attach moral significance to them. Thus the price mechanism constitutes a symbolic system akin to language.

Talking Turkey

Author : Tözün Issa
ISBN : 1858563186
Genre : Education
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This is the book that teachers and others working with Turkish speaking children and young people have long needed. The author's academic rigor combined with his insider's view of the communities' families, culture and work patterns affords readers real understanding of a community which has developed its own diaspora over the last half century but about which there is little research and scant learning support. Part 1 outlines the backgrounds of the Turkish speakers - their immigration and employment patterns - and examines their community and economic activities in some depth. Part 2 is devoted to the children's language and the ways in which they use and acquire both Turkish and English in a range of real-life situations in their families and family businesses, and in their communities. From his analysis of these processes the author identifies what teachers need to know to develop these children's language skills further at school and so enhance their academic attainment. "Talking Turkey" will be essential reading for all those who work with Turkish speakers and will be of interest to teacher trainers, educational policy makers and to the Turkish communities.

Study Of Coffee Prices

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency
ISBN : LOC:0012531448A
Genre : Coffee
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Outlook For Prices And Supplies Of Industrial Raw Materials

Author : United States. Congress. Economic Joint Committee
ISBN : STANFORD:36105045229999
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Pages From The Talking Machine World

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Social Interaction In Second Language Chat Rooms

Author : Christopher Joseph (City University Hong Kong) Jenks
ISBN : 9780748649501
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Christopher J. Jenks thoroughly analyses the interactional effects of technology, and explores in detail the social and linguistic implications of communicating in second language chat rooms.

1996 Toys And Prices

Author : Case
ISBN : 0873413776
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Ok Intriguing

Author : David Tieck
ISBN : 9781491745083
Genre : Humor
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With the publication of his Ok, Intriguing: Hell Yeah! Awesomenessous, Australian comedian David Tieck propelled himself face-first into the colorful realms of the less-trodden segments of existence with a seemingly simple mission to improve every aspect of its readers’ lives. (He’s just that kind of guy.) Because David is a man of his word, your life will now be overflowing with love, happiness, business opportunities, favorite places to buy plastic owls, and secrets to avoiding the hot new trend in pets. You’ll even have a better sense of touch, the forgotten sense. (You’re welcome.) You are cordially encouraged to enter David’s world, one that is generously populated by baffling questions, captivating oddities, absurd downright truths, and unobserved actualities. He boils it all down in hilarious, short comic essays about life’s big questions: What’s the coolest thing to go to jail for? Why is carpet so damn awesome? How do you complete a sex goal? Who is the King of Roofs anyway? What the hell are the ants up to? Does your cannon really need scrubbing? Why is that rainbow so sad? Read this book—you deserve it. Hell, yeah./

New Interchange Teacher S Edition 1

Author : Jack C. Richards
ISBN : 052162875X
Genre : Education
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'New Interchange' is a complete revision of Interchange, one of the world’s most popular and successful English courses. 'New Interchange' is a multi-level course for adults and young adult learners of English from beginning to high-intermediate level. Level Two builds on the foundations for accurate and fluent communication established in Level One, extending grammatical, lexical, and functional skills. 'New Interchange' teaches students to use English for everyday situations and purposes related to school, work, social life, and leisure. The underlying philosophy is that language learning is more rewarding, meaningful, and effective when used for authentic communication.

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