chapter  VII
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THE SOCIAL PATTERNING OF PROPERTY VALUES

In the two preceding chapters of this second part of my monograph I have dealt at some length with the sentiments, feelings, impulses and motives which examination has shown to underlie acquisitive activity among primitive peoples. I have examined, that is, the psychological factors involved in the ascription of value to property objects, and the senti­ ments of ownership that grow up between the individual and the property objects in which he is interested. In other words, I have been considering man’s relation to property objects from a functional point of view.