Theory of the Leisure Class

ISBN-10: 0486280624

ISBN-13: 9780486280622

Edition: 1994 (Reprint)

Authors: Thorstein B. Veblen

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Classic of economic and social theory offers a satiric examination of the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption" (coined by Veblen), exposing the emptiness of many cherished standards of taste, education, dress and culture.
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List price: $6.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/20/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440

Pecuniary Emulation
Conspicuous Leisure
Conspicuous Consumption
The Pecuniary Standard of Living
Pecuniary Canons of Taste
Dress as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture
Industrial Exemption and Conservatism
The Conservation of Archaic Traits
Modern Survivals of Prowess
The Belief in Luck
Devout Observances
Survivals of the Non-Invidious Interest
The Higher Learning as an Expression of the Pecunlary Culture
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