The Theory Of The Leisure Class

byThorstein VeblenIntroduction byRobert Lekachman

February 1, 1994|
The Theory Of The Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen
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A classic of sociology and economics, originally published in 1899

With exquisite irony, Veblen, the "best critic of America that America has produced" (C. Wright Mills), lays bare the hollowness of our canons of taste and culture. 

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Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) was a Norwegian-American sociologist and economist and a leader of the Efficiency Movement. In 1919, Veblen, along with Charles Beard, James Harvey Robinson and John Dewey, helped found the New School for Social Research (known today as New School University).Robert Lekachman was a professor of economics at...
Title:The Theory Of The Leisure Class
Product dimensions:416 pages, 7.73 X 5.11 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 7.73 X 5.11 X 0.9 in
Published:February 1, 1994
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780140187953

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