Rubbish Theory: The Creation and Destruction of Value

Thompson, M. (1979). Rubbish Theory: The Creation and Destruction of Value. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-1921-7658-5

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How do objects that have lost their value become valuable once again?

Rubbish is something we ignore. By definition we discard it, from our lives and our minds, and it remains outside the concerns of conventional economics. However, this book explores the dynamics through which rubbish can re-enter circulation as a prized commodity, in many cases far exceeding its original value. Antiques, vintage cars and period homes, after being discarded as valueless, can, even after many years, become priceless.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV)
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Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 14:04
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:29

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