Conspicuous Consumption (Penguin Great Ideas)

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With its wry portrayal of a shallow, materialistic 'leisure class' obsessed by clothes, cars, consumer goods and climbing the social ladder, this withering satire on modern capitalism is as pertinent today as when it was written over a century ago.
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ISBN-13: 9780141023984
ISBN-10: 0141023988
Pagini: 112
Dimensiuni: 111 x 181 x 6 mm
Greutate: 0.07 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin
Seria Penguin Great Ideas

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Thorstein Bunde Veblen (1857-1929) was an American economist and sociologist. Educated at Carleton College, Johns Hopkins University and Yale University, his most famous work, The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899), from which this selection is taken, is a satiric look at American society. He coined the widely used phrases "conspicuous consumption" and "pecuniary emulation".


Conspicuous Consumption
The Leisure Class
Conspicuous Leisure: Status and Servants
Conspicuous Consumption: Women, Luxury Goods and Connoisseurship
Canons of Taste: Greenery and Pets
Admission to the Leisure Class
Survivals of Primitive Male Prowess: Fighting and Sports
Conspicuous Uselessness of Education