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Title:
UNSUITABILITY OF SOCIAL EXCHANGE THEORY FOR AESTHETIC ACTIVITIES AND IN SOME EASTERN RELIGIOUS CULTURES

Authors:
Ruihui Han


Volume - 2 Issue - 3, Pages - 2842-2849

Abstract:
Social exchange theory is one compelling theory to describe the social individual activities. However, because such theory is in the background of Bentham's economics theory and western culture, it cannot explain all the social activities of human being. The research focuses on social behaviors influenced by the unique eastern religious cultures and especially the aesthetic activities. The findings show that the social exchange theory cannot explain the behaviors under the influence of some unique religious cultures, because those religious cultures advocate avoidance of utilities. It also cannot explain the aesthetic activities, because the aesthetic activities are beyond the utilities. So in the above processes, the social exchange of utilities cannot happen. That is, the social exchange theory cannot explain those activities.

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[Han, Ruihui. "UNSUITABILITY OF SOCIAL EXCHANGE THEORY FOR AESTHETIC ACTIVITIES AND IN SOME EASTERN RELIGIOUS CULTURES." International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research 2.3 (2017): 2842-849.]

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