The Theory of the Leisure Class

The Theory of the Leisure Class

by Thorstein Veblen
     
 


Classic of economic and social theory offers satiric examination of the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption," exposing the emptiness of many standards of taste, education, dress, and culture.See more details below

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Classic of economic and social theory offers satiric examination of the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption," exposing the emptiness of many standards of taste, education, dress, and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486280622
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
05/20/1994
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions Series
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
591,295
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents

Biographical Note
Introduction
IIntroductory3
IIPecuniary Emulation18
IIIConspicuous Leisure28
IVConspicuous Consumption52
VThe Pecuniary Standard of Living76
VIPecuniary Canons of Taste85
VIIDress as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture123
VIIIIndustrial Exemption and Conservatism138
IXThe Conservation of Archaic Traits155
XModern Survivals of Prowess179
XIThe Belief in Luck201
XIIDevout Observances214
XIIISurvivals of the Non-Invidious Interest243
XIVThe Higher Learning as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture265
Notes293
Reading Group Guide297

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