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Conspicuous Consumption (Penguin Great Ideas)

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Publisher Comments:

The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-driven design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped our world

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 it was when it was written over a century ago.

Synopsis:

The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguins Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of historys most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-driven design that highlights the bookmakers art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped our world.

Table of Contents

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143037590
Author:
Veblen, Thorstein
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Veblen, Thorsten
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Leisure class
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Featured Titles-History and Social Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Great Ideas
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.08x4.34x.34 in. .18 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguins Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of historys most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-driven design that highlights the bookmakers art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped our world.
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