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American Social Classes in the 1950s: Selections from Vance Packard's the Status Seekers / Edition 1
     

American Social Classes in the 1950s: Selections from Vance Packard's the Status Seekers / Edition 1

by Vance Packard
 

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ISBN-10: 0312111800

ISBN-13: 2900312111808

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

This abridged edition of Vance Packard's 1959 The Status Seekers presents a picture of American society in the late 1950s that allows students to develop a more accurate and complex understanding of an often-caricatured era. Daniel Horowitz's introduction provides historical context, an assssment of the book's impact, and a discussion of its critical

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This abridged edition of Vance Packard's 1959 The Status Seekers presents a picture of American society in the late 1950s that allows students to develop a more accurate and complex understanding of an often-caricatured era. Daniel Horowitz's introduction provides historical context, an assssment of the book's impact, and a discussion of its critical reception.

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ISBN-13:
2900312111808
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
215

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

PART I. INTRODUCTION: SOCIAL CRITICISM IN AN AGE OF CONFORMITY AND ANXIETY

PART II. THE DOCUMENT
The Status Seekers

APPENDICES

The Status Seekers in Cartoons
The United States and Vance Packard from the 1940s to the 1960s: A Chronology of Political Events, Consumer Culture, and Social Criticism
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography

Index

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