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The Theory of the Leisure Class

Thorstein Veblen - Author

Robert Lekachman - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780140187953 | 416 pages | 01 Feb 1994 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Classic sociology and economics, originally published in 1899, from "the best critic of America that America has produced."—C. Wright Mills.
The Theory of the Leisure Class - Thorstein Veblen

Introduction by Robert Lekachman
Preface
Chapter I: Introductory
Chapter II: Pecuniary Emulation
Chapter III: Conspicuous Leisure
Chapter IV: Conspicuous Consumption
Chapter V: The Pecuniary Standards of Living
Chapter VI: Pecuniary Canons of Taste
Chapter VII: Dress as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture
Chapter VIII: Industrial Exemption and Conservatism
Chapter IX: The Conservation of Archaic Traits
Chapter X: Modern Survivals of Prowess
Chapter XI: The Belief in Luck
Chapter XII: Devout Observances
Chapter XIII: Survivals of the Non-Invidious Interest
Chapter XIV: The Higher Learning as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture

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