People as commodities.

“In a survey conducted by Men’s Health magazine, 44% of the males said they had an affair with a co-worker at a holiday office party at least once in their life.” How do we feel about the concept of ‘owning’ another person? We do not feel protective over a sibling in the same way we do a partner, do we? Is the mourning we suffer when selling/disposing of a commodity similar to when a sibling, friend get married or when we split up from partners or move out of our parents’ homes? Jealousy (according to Richard Dawkins) is a natural instinct we use to protect our kin and to keep close, how does this compare to possessiveness – are we allowed to feel possessive over people?

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    rosannaneo

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    I love this! I think it’s a really interesting idea and you could aquire a lot of research behind it.

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PROMOTIONAL CULTURES & COMMUNICATION CENTRE
PROMOTIONAL CULTURES & COMMUNICATION CENTRE
Faculty of Media & Communication, Bournemouth University