- What factors have led discourses about and practices of luxury to change at different historical moments?
- How does luxury change when it is disseminated down the social scale?
- What are the pitfalls of working across 'more than the longue duree'?
- What are the benefits of working across cultures, for example, comparing western and eastern ideas and practices of luxury?
- How have representations and rhetorics of artisanal skill related to the actual practice of luxury production?
- What has been the relation between luxury and innovation, especially with regard to technology?
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