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Thorstein Veblen : theorist of the leisure class

Author: John P Diggins
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Counter Fired by Stanford and the University of Chicago but recommended by his peers to the presidency of the American Economic Association, Thorstein Veblen remains a baffling figure in American intellectual history. In part because he was an eccentric who shunned publicity, he has also been one of our most neglected. Veblen is known to the general public only as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Thorstein Veblen; Thorstein Veblen; Thorstein Bunde (1857-1929) Veblen; Thorstein Veblen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John P Diggins
ISBN: 0691006555 9780691006550 0691006547 9780691006543
OCLC Number: 40417881
Notes: Originally published: The bard of savagery : Thorstein Veblen and modern social theory. New York : Seabury Press, 1978.
Description: xxxiv, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: Social Theory and the Anthropological Imperative --
pt. 1. The Milieu and the Man --
Ch. 1. Veblen's America --
Ch. 2. Enter Veblen: "Disturber of the Intellectual Peace" --
Ch. 3. The Social Scientist as "Stranger" --
pt. 2. Theory and History --
Ch. 4. Economics and the Dilemma of Value Theory --
Ch. 5. Marx, Veblen, and the "Riddle" of Alienation --
Ch. 6. Reification, Animism, Emulation: The Cultural Hegemony of Capitalism --
Ch. 7. Veblen, Weber, and the "Spirit of Capitalism" --
pt. 3. Inside the Whale --
Ch. 8. The Barbarian Status of Women --
Ch. 9. The Tribes of Academe --
Ch. 10. America and the World --
Ch. 11. Disciples and Dissenters: Veblen's Legacy in American Thought and Social Action --
Ch. 12. Conclusion: Whither Capitalism?
Other Titles: Bard of savagery
Responsibility: John Patrick Diggins.

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