Image and Sound in a Digital Age: the Inflation of Symbols and the Erosion of Value

Too much money in circulation leads to inflation and a decrease in currency value. The same is true of symbols of status, power, and authority. Likewise the digitization of film, photos, and music, leads to more (quantity) of less (less tangible goods), eroding their value compared to their physical counterparts.



Citation:

Russell Belk (2015) ,"Image and Sound in a Digital Age: the Inflation of Symbols and the Erosion of Value", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43, eds. Kristin Diehl , Carolyn Yoon, and , Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 275-281.

Authors

Russell Belk, York University, Canada



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43 | 2015



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