The Theory Of The Leisure Class (Large Print Edition)

The Theory Of The Leisure Class (Large Print Edition)

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by Thorstein Veblen
     
 

Special Large Print edition, with easy-to-read text, of Veblen's classic.See more details below

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Special Large Print edition, with easy-to-read text, of Veblen's classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604503890
Publisher:
Arc Manor
Publication date:
01/05/2011
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author


Martha Banta is Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is past president of the American Studies Association.

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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