Where does luxury come from?

 

In vertically structured societies luxury is seen as a privilege of divine origins.

In vertically structured societies luxury is seen as a privilege of divine origins, while in horizontally structured societies luxury assumes various forms of differentiation such as the ownership of goods or the belonging to exclusive social circles; in these societies, luxury could also become more discrete, however, its purpose does not change. Luxury is indeed able to transfer sense, meaning, and order to human communities.

 

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