ISBN 9780140187953,Theory of The Leisure Class

Theory of The Leisure Class


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Penguin UK

Publication Year 1994

ISBN 9780140187953

ISBN-10 0140187952


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)


This classic of economic thought is a scathing critique of American snobbery and wastefulness. Chief among the practices that Veblen so wittily satirizes is 'conspicuous consumption', a pattern of behaviour that still flourishes among us. Was this product information helpful? Yes No TABLE OF CONTENTS 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