Choose one of 5 questions and finish the essay

Q1: Is an absolute, categorical distinction between a?peoplea and a?thingsa useful in understanding the ways humans and inanimate objects interact with each other? Discuss with reference to relevant debates and case studies

Q2: What might be the effects of the introduction of industrial production on relationships between people and things? Discuss with reference to relevant debates and case studies.

Q3: Are gift exchange and commodity exchange opposite, mutually exclusive forms of circulation? Discuss with reference to relevant debates and case studies.

Q4: What role might cultural values or moral considerations play in peopleas understanding and use of money? Discuss with reference to relevant debates and case studies.

Q5: Some theories suggest that modern, or capitalist, forms of production and exchange will lead inevitably to a progressive commoditisation of life, whereby not only objects, but also ideas, services and bodies acquire a market value. Discuss with reference to relevant debates and case studies.