9780761941248

Thorstein Veblen on Culture and Society

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  • ISBN13:

    9780761941248

  • ISBN10:

    076194124X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-04-22
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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Summary

Best known as the author of the acclaimed book, The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899), Thorstein Veblen was much more than a one-book wonder. He is in fact a seminal classical sociologist who made many original contributions to the study of culture and society. This inspired selection conveys the full zest and penetrating insights of Veblen's writings.The collection comes with a full-length essay which demonstrates the continuing relevance of Veblen's sociology.

Table of Contents

The Place of Science in Modern Civilization
The Instability of Knowledge and Belief
The Technology of the Predatory Culture
The Dynastic State in Germany
Higher Learning
Sabotage
Patriotism
The Barbarian Status of Women
The Economic Theory of Women's Dress
Dementia Praecox
Manufacture and Salesmanship
The Larger Uses of Credit

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