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The sociology of elite distinction : from theoretical to comparative perspectives

Author: Jean-Pascal Daloz
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Paperback edition with a new preface]View all editions and formats
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This major new contribution to the study of consumption examines how dominant groups express and display their sense of superiority through material and aesthetic attributes, demonstrating that  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Pascal Daloz
ISBN: 9781137003652 1137003650
OCLC Number: 881168386
Description: 1 v. (XIV-220 p.) ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction PART I: SOCIAL THEORY AND ELITE DISTINCTION Classical Approaches to Social Emulation and Distinction Major Subsequent Contributions Grand Theories: Limits and Merits PART II: KEY MANIFESTATIONS External Signs of Superiority Embodied Signs of Superiority Vicarious Display PART III: VARIABILITY The Historicity of Elite Distinction: Selected Themes Tradition, Fashion, Borrowing, Syncretism Beyond Reductionism Conclusion
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'Daloz identifies and challenges the simplifications and reductions that have marked sociological efforts to investigate the symbolic displays of classes and elites. In his often witty, encyclopaedic Read more...

 
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