The Theory of the Leisure Class

The Theory of the Leisure Class

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by Thorstein B. Veblen
     
 

Veblen writes with exquisite irony about the life of America's upper class. See more details below

Overview

Veblen writes with exquisite irony about the life of America's upper class.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573922197
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
Great Minds Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
404
Sales rank:
1,085,717
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) was a Norwegian-American sociologist and economist and a leader of the Efficiency Movement. In 1919, Veblen, along with Charles Beard, James Harvey Robinson and John Dewey, helped found the New School for Social Research (known today as New School University).
Robert Lekachman was a professor of economics at Lehman College, City University of New York, and is the author of The Age of Keynes and Capitalism for Beginners.

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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