Graduation Year

Spring 2014

Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis

Department

Anthropology

Reader 1

Seo Young Park

Reader 2

Claudia Strauss

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Abstract

This thesis explores how the sharing economy in America combines Collaborative Consumption ideas and social values with capitalist business models to make a profit. I discuss definitions of terms associated with the sharing economy, economic anthropological theories and case studies, as well as company and consumer motivations in sharing economy companies.

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