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The theory of the leisure class

Verfasser/in: Thorstein Veblen
Verlag: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1994.
Serien: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
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"In his first and best-known book, Veblen defines the social attitudes and values that condone the misuse of wealth and observes the variety of ways in which the resources of modern society are wasted. Chief among these is the practice of conspicuous consumption, a pattern of behavior that more than survives to the present day. With exquisite irony, Veblen discusses the hollowness of our canons of taste and culture  Weiterlesen…
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Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Thorstein Veblen
ISBN: 0140187952 9780140187953
OCLC-Nummer: 31212002
Anmerkungen: Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1899. With new introduction.
Beschreibung: xi, 400 pages ; 20 cm.
Inhalt: Pecuniary emulation --
Conspicuous leisure --
Conspicuous consumption --
The pecuniary standard of living --
Pecuniary canons of taste --
Dress as an expression of the pecuniary culture --
Industrial exemption and conservatism --
The conservation of archaic traits --
Modern survivals of prowess --
The belief in luck --
Devout observances --
Survivals of the non-invidious interest --
The higher learning as an expression of the pecuniary culture.
Serientitel: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Verfasserangabe: Thorstein Veblen ; introduction by Robert Lekachman.

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A critique of American snobbery and wastefulness. It satirizes practices such as 'conspicuous consumption', a pattern of behaviour that still flourishes among us.  Weiterlesen…

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