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Drawing on remarkably frank, in-depth interviews with 160 successful men in the United States and France, Michand#232;le Lamont provides a rare and revealing collective portrait of the upper-middle classand#8212;the managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and experts at the center of power in society. Her book is a subtle, textured description of how these men define the values and attitudes they consider essential in separating themselvesand#8212;and their classand#8212;from everyone else.

Money, Morals, and Manners is an ambitious and sophisticated attempt to illuminate the nature of social class in modern society. For all those who downplay the importance of unequal social groups, it will be a revelation.

"A powerful, cogent study that will provide an elevated basis for debates in the sociology of culture for years to come."and#8212;David Gartman, American Journal of Sociology

"A major accomplishment! Combining cultural analysis and comparative approach with a splendid literary style, this book significantly broadens the understanding of stratification and inequality. . . . This book will provoke debate, inspire research, and serve as a model for many years to come."and#8212;R. Granfield, Choice

"This is an exceptionally fine piece of work, a splendid example of the sociologist's craft."and#8212;Lewis Coser, Boston College

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Drawing on remarkably frank, in-depth interviews with 160 successful men in the United States and France, Michèle Lamont provides a rare and revealing collective portrait of the upper-middle class--the managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and experts at the center of power in society. Her book is a subtle, textured description of how these men define the values and attitudes they consider essential in separating themselves--and their class--from everyone else.

Money, Morals, and Manners is an ambitious and sophisticated attempt to illuminate the nature of social class in modern society. For all those who downplay the importance of unequal social groups, it will be a revelation.

About the Author

Michand#232;le Lamont is the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and professor of sociology and African and Africa American Studies at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Tables and MapsAcknowledgmentsNote to the ReaderPrologue: Sketching the Landscape: Some Illustrative VignettesCh. 1: The Questions and the StageCh. 2: The Importance of Being Honest: Keys to Moral BoundariesCh. 3: The World of Success, Money, and Power: Keys to Socioeconomic BoundariesCh. 4: Most of My Friends Are Refined: Keys to Cultural BoundariesCh. 5: Explaining National DifferencesCh. 6: The Nature of Internal Class BoundariesCh. 7: Implications, Contributions, and Unanswered QuestionsAppendix I: Surveying the French and American Upper-Middle ClassesAppendix II: The Research SitesAppendix III: Research ProceduresAppendix IV: Ranking of Respondents on the Cultural, Moral, and Socioeconomic DimensionsNotesBibliographyIndex

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226468174
Author:
Lamont, Michele
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Michand#232
Author:
Le
Author:
le Lamont
Author:
Lamont, Michand#232
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Social values
Subject:
Middle class
Subject:
Social values -- France -- Cross-cultural studies.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Middle class - Moral and ethical aspects -
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Morality and Society Series
Series Volume:
map I-2150-A
Publication Date:
19941031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 tables, 3 maps
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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Drawing on remarkably frank, in-depth interviews with 160 successful men in the United States and France, Michèle Lamont provides a rare and revealing collective portrait of the upper-middle class--the managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and experts at the center of power in society. Her book is a subtle, textured description of how these men define the values and attitudes they consider essential in separating themselves--and their class--from everyone else.

Money, Morals, and Manners is an ambitious and sophisticated attempt to illuminate the nature of social class in modern society. For all those who downplay the importance of unequal social groups, it will be a revelation.

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