The Theory of the Leisure Class
By (author) Thorstein Veblen
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Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen
Book DescriptionClassic of economic and social theory offers a satiric examination of the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption," exposing the emptiness of many cherished standards of taste, education, dress, and culture. Since first appearing in 1899, it has become a classic of social theory that has contributed to the modernization of economic policy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486280622
(211mm x 134mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thorstein Veblen
Higher Learning in America, Paperback (May 2015)
With a detailed chronology, suggested readings, and comprehensive notes identifying events, individuals, and institutions to which Veblen alludes, this volume is sure to become the standard teaching text for Veblen's classic work and an invaluable resource for students of both the history and the current workings of the American university.
Theory of the Leisure Class, Paperback (May 2009)View all books by Thorstein Veblen
Veblen's landmark study of affluent American society exposes the 'pecuniary culture' and 'conspicuous consumption' that results when unessential goods are exploited at the expense of production of true value. This new edition examines Veblen's still pertinent arguments.
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