class a guide through the american status system

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Class

Author : Paul Fussell
ISBN : 9780671792251
Genre : Social Science
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This book describes the living-room artifacts, clothing styles, and intellectual proclivities of American classes from top to bottom

Class

Author : Paul Fussell
ISBN : PSU:000017758376
Genre : Social Science
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This book describes the living-room artifacts, clothing styles, and intellectual proclivities of American classes from top to bottom

Class

Author : Paul Fussell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122749562
Genre : Social Science
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Describes the possessions, clothing styles, and interests of American classes from top to bottom, and looks at the ways Americans try to improve their status

Bad Or The Dumbing Of America

Author : Paul Fussell
ISBN : NWU:35556029398831
Genre : History
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A satirical reference work identifies and stigmatizes various contemporary examples of public relations attempts to make unnecessary--or downright bad--products seem necessary, discussing banks, restaurants, and canned music

Uniforms

Author : Paul Fussell
ISBN : 0618381880
Genre : Design
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Presents a series of anecdotes that tell the history and meaning of American uniforms, identifying their cultural significance in terms of how uniforms unite and divide people as well as how they vary throughout the world. Reprint.

Reading Classes

Author : Barbara Jensen
ISBN : 9780801464522
Genre : Social Science
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Discussions of class make many Americans uncomfortable. This accessible book makes class visible in everyday life. Solely identifying political and economic inequalities between classes offers an incomplete picture of class dynamics in America, and may not connect with people's lived experiences. In Reading Classes, Barbara Jensen explores the anguish caused by class in our society, identifying classism-or anti-working class prejudice-as a central factor in the reproduction of inequality in America. Giving voice to the experiences and inner lives of working-class people, Jensen-a community and counseling psychologist-provides an in-depth, psychologically informed examination of how class in America is created and re-created through culture, with an emphasis on how working- and middle-class cultures differ and conflict. This book is unique in its claim that working-class cultures have positive qualities that serve to keep members within them, and that can haunt those who leave them behind. Through both autobiographical reflections on her dual citizenship in the working class and middle class and the life stories of students, clients, and relatives, Jensen brings into focus the clash between the realities of working-class life and middle-class expectations for working-class people. Focusing on education, she finds that at every point in their personal development and educational history, working-class children are misunderstood, ignored, or disrespected by middle-class teachers and administrators. Education, while often hailed as a way to "cross classes," brings with it its own set of conflicts and internal struggles. These problems can lead to a divided self, resulting in alienation and suffering for the upwardly mobile student. Jensen suggests how to increase awareness of the value of working-class cultures to a truly inclusive American society at personal, professional, and societal levels.

Wartime

Author : Paul Fussell
ISBN : 0195065778
Genre : History
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An incisive, unsentimental account of the emotional and psychological atmosphere of World War II and the war's effect on the literary world.

Class Matters

Author : The New York Times
ISBN : 9781429956697
Genre : Social Science
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The acclaimed New York Times series on social class in America—and its implications for the way we live our lives We Americans have long thought of ourselves as unburdened by class distinctions. We have no hereditary aristocracy or landed gentry, and even the poorest among us feel that they can become rich through education, hard work, or sheer gumption. And yet social class remains a powerful force in American life. In Class Matters, a team of New York Times reporters explores the ways in which class—defined as a combination of income, education, wealth, and occupation—influences destiny in a society that likes to think of itself as a land of opportunity. We meet individuals in Kentucky and Chicago who have used education to lift themselves out of poverty and others in Virginia and Washington whose lack of education holds them back. We meet an upper-middle-class family in Georgia who moves to a different town every few years, and the newly rich in Nantucket whose mega-mansions have driven out the longstanding residents. And we see how class disparities manifest themselves at the doctor's office and at the marriage altar. For anyone concerned about the future of the American dream, Class Matters is truly essential reading. "Class Matters is a beautifully reported, deeply disturbing, portrait of a society bent out of shape by harsh inequalities. Read it and see how you fit into the problem or—better yet—the solution!"—Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch

The American Class Structure In An Age Of Growing Inequality

Author : Dennis Gilbert
ISBN : 9781483321097
Genre : Social Science
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Like its predecessors, the Ninth Edition of Dennis Gilbert’s The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality, focuses on the socioeconomic core of the American class system. Drawing on classic and contemporary studies, Gilbert describes our class structure and shows how class affects our everyday lives, from the way we raise our children to the way we vote. The major theme running through the book is the increasing inequality in American society. Gilbert describes the shift in the mid-1970s from an “Age of Shared Prosperity” to an “Age of Growing Inequality.” Using the most recent wage, income, and wealth statistics, and accounts of the shifting balance of class power in national politics, the author traces the widening disparities between the privileged classes and average Americans. He repeatedly returns to the question, “Why is this happening?” A variety of economic, political, and social factors are examined, and the competing explanations of influential writers are critically assessed, concluding with the author’s synthesis of the book’s lessons about the power of class and the forces behind growing inequality.

Old Money

Author : Nelson W. Aldrich
ISBN : 1880559641
Genre : Business & Economics
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This insider's look at inherited wealth in the United States explores the complex meanings of money and success in American sociey with a new introduction that examinies whether America's privileged class will be willing or able to play a leadership role in the twenty-first century. "This witty and elegant meditation on the making and the meaning of America's upper clas is both a delight to read and an act of social illumination." —Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. "I don't think any insider has told us more about any class in America than Nelson Aldrich tells us here about his own." —Philip Roth

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