American Social Classes in the 1950s Selections from Vance Packard's the Status Seekers

ISBN-10: 0312111800

ISBN-13: 9780312111809

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Description: This abridged edition of Vance Packard's 1959 "The Status Seekers" presents a picture of American society in the late 1950s that allows students to develop a more accurate and complex understanding of an often-caricatured era. Daniel Horowitz's introduction provides historical context, an assssment of the book's impact, and a discussion of its critical reception.

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/15/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 215
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: Social Criticism in An Age of Conformity and Anxiety
The Document
The Status Seekers
Appendices
The Status Seekers in Cartoons
The United States and Vance Packard from the 1940s to the 1960s: A Chronology of Political Events, Consumer Culture, and Social Criticism
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
Index
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