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Author Meštrović, Stjepan Gabriel.
Title Thorstein Veblen on culture and society / Stjepan Mestrovic.
Imprint London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2003.

Series Theory, culture & society
Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Subject Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929.
Sociology -- United States -- History.
Economics -- United States -- History.
Social reformers -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions.
Description 1 online resource (198 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (page 192) and index.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation -- Chapter 2 -- The Instability of Knowledge and Belief -- Chapter 3 -- The Technology of the Predatory Culture -- Chapter 4 -- The Dynastic State in Germany -- Chapter 5 -- Higher Learning -- Chapter 6 -- Sabotage -- Chapter 7 -- Patriotism -- Chapter 8 -- The Barbarian Status if Women -- Chapter 9 -- The Economic Theory on Women's Dress -- Chapter 10 -- Dementia Praecox -- Chapter 11 -- Manufacture and Salesmanship -- Chapter 12 -- The Larger Uses of Credit -- Bibliography.
Summary Best known as the author of the brilliant 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. Veblen has good claim to be considered the first, genuine sociologist of consumer society. Long before Bourdieu, Baudrillard, Lasch, or Ritzer, he exhibited a highly developed understanding of the rituals of exchange, the foibles of status and the cultural value of waste. 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.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0761941231 (cloth)
9780761941231 (cloth)
076194124X (pbk.)
9780761941248 (pbk.)
9781412932998 (electronic bk.)
1412932998 (electronic bk.)
9781446279113 (ebook)
1446279111 (ebook)
OCLC # 70752383
Additional Format Print version: Meštrović, Stjepan Gabriel. Thorstein Veblen on culture and society. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2003 (DLC) 2002109399
Online version: Meštrović, Stjepan Gabriel. Thorstein Veblen on culture and society. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2003 (OCoLC)760031598