Herbert J. Davenport on Conspicuous Consumption and the Economics of Feminism

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Abstract

This article analyzes Herbert J. Davenport’s discussions of conspicuousconsumption and feminism. Even though these (typically) Veblenian topics represent two“episodes” in many respects disconnected with the central body of Davenport’s theoreticalinterests, the assessment of Davenport’s views on these matters enlarges our knowledgeof the development of his thought. Our analysis shows how Davenport can be enrolledamong the forerunners of the modern theory of positional goods. Moreover, our articleoffers some new findings on the impact of Veblen’s ideas on one of his closest students atthe Chicago University.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)277-287
Numero di pagine11
RivistaJournal of Economic Issues
Volume53
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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