The Theory of the Leisure Class
Transaction Publishers, 1899 - 261 pagina's
In Veblen's first and best-known work, he challenges some of society's most cherished standards of behavior and with devastating wit and satire exposes the hollowness of many of our canons of taste, education, dress, and culture. Veblen uses the leisure class as his example because it is this class that sets the standards followed by every level of society.
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - MaowangVater - LibraryThing
Professor Veblen’s book, first published in 1899 is a sharp critique of the wealth elite of the Gilded Age. In abstract academic prose, which drips with sarcastic venom, he describes the wealthy as a ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - gottfried_leibniz - LibraryThing
Veblen was a Norwegian American writing this around early 1900's. I came across this book after reading Adam Smith. Veblen is focused mostly on the social ladder, conspicuous leisure, consumption. He ... Volledige review lezen