Class

Filename: class.pdf
ISBN: 9780671792251
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 202
Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Class in PDF and EPUB This book describes the living-room artifacts, clothing styles, and intellectual proclivities of American classes from top to bottom


Abroad

Filename: abroad.pdf
ISBN: 9780198020325
Release Date: 1982-06-17
Number of pages: 256
Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Abroad in PDF and EPUB A book about the meaning of travel, about how important the topic has been for writers for two and a half centuries, and about how excellent the literature of travel happened to be in England and America in the 1920s and 30s.


Class

Filename: class.pdf
ISBN: 9781409032007
Release Date: 2010-12-23
Number of pages: 368
Author: Jilly Cooper
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Class in PDF and EPUB CLASS IS DEAD! Or so everyone claims. Who better to refute this than Jilly Cooper! Describing herself as 'upper middle class', Jilly claims that snobbery is very much alive and thriving! Meet her hilarious characters! People like Harry Stow-Crat, Mr and Mrs Nouveau-Richards, Samantha and Gideon Upward, and Jen Teale and her husband Brian. Roar with laughter at her horribly unfair observations on their everyday pretensions - their sexual courtships, choice of furnishings, clothes, education, food, careers and ambitions... For they will all remind you of people that you know!


Bad Or the Dumbing of America

Filename: bad-or-the-dumbing-of-america.pdf
ISBN: NWU:35556029398831
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 201
Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher: Pocket Books

Download and read online Bad Or the Dumbing of America in PDF and EPUB 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


Old Money

Filename: old-money.pdf
ISBN: 1880559641
Release Date: 1988
Number of pages: 309
Author: Nelson W. Aldrich
Publisher: Allworth Communications, Inc.

Download and read online Old Money in PDF and EPUB 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


Class

Filename: class.pdf
ISBN: 0099367602
Release Date: 1984
Number of pages: 202
Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher: Arrow

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The Social Climber s Bible

Filename: the-social-climber-s-bible.pdf
ISBN: 9780698141902
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Number of pages: 320
Author: Dirk Wittenborn
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Social Climber s Bible in PDF and EPUB Welcome fledging Social Climbers! Allow us to show you the way. Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it, so what’s the big deal? You shouldn’t be punished for wanting to improve your lot in life! This is America, after all. Johnson & Johnson heiress Jazz Johnson is a lifelong insider in that rarefied world that fans of both Downton Abbey and Gossip Girl dream about. Raconteur Dirk Wittenborn is old enough to remember when sex was safe and cocaine wasn’t addictive. In short, Jazz belongs to some of the most exclusive clubs in the world, whereas Dirk has been kicked out of them. Who better to guide you? In the grand tradition of True Prep and The Hipster Handbook, The Social Climber’s Bible will teach you everything you need to know to become a pro Mountaineer: The Art of Social Climbing at gallery openings, cocktail parties, and funerals Social Climbing as a family How to handle sex, dating, marriage, and love Your social climbing IQ and how to improve it How to spot a Big Fish, Whale, Turtle or Unicorn, and what they can do for you


Class Matters

Filename: class-matters.pdf
ISBN: 9781429956697
Release Date: 2011-07-12
Number of pages: 288
Author: The New York Times
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online Class Matters in PDF and EPUB 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


Caste marks

Filename: caste-marks.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105040096732
Release Date: 1984
Number of pages: 202
Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher:

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Reading Classes

Filename: reading-classes.pdf
ISBN: 9780801464522
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Number of pages: 264
Author: Barbara Jensen
Publisher: Cornell University Press

Download and read online Reading Classes in PDF and EPUB 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.


Uniforms

Filename: uniforms.pdf
ISBN: 0618381880
Release Date: 2003-10-13
Number of pages: 204
Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Uniforms in PDF and EPUB 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.


Class

Filename: class.pdf
ISBN: 9780316265423
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Number of pages: 352
Author: Lucinda Rosenfeld
Publisher: Little, Brown

Download and read online Class in PDF and EPUB A satirical novel about a mother whose life spirals out of control when she's forced to rethink her bleeding heart liberal ideals For idealistic forty-something Karen Kipple, it isn't enough that she works full-time in the non-profit sector, aiding an organization that helps hungry children from disadvantaged homes. She's also determined to live her personal life in accordance with her ideals. This means sending her daughter, Ruby, to an integrated public school in their Brooklyn neighborhood. But when a troubled student from a nearby housing project begins bullying children in Ruby's class, the distant social and economic issues Karen has always claimed to care about so passionately feel uncomfortably close to home. As the situation at school escalates, Karen can't help but wonder whether her do-gooder husband takes himself and his causes more seriously than her work and Ruby's wellbeing. A daring, discussable satire about gentrification and liberal hypocrisy, and a candid take on rich and poor, white and black, CLASS is also a smartly written story that reveals how life as we live it--not as we like to imagine it--often unfolds in gray areas.


The Norton Book of Modern War

Filename: the-norton-book-of-modern-war.pdf
ISBN: 0393029093
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 830
Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online The Norton Book of Modern War in PDF and EPUB The prose and poetry of Hemingway, Mailer, and other literary figures combine with letters, diaries, and oral history to capture moments on the battlefields of this century, as changes in military technology changed the psyches of soldiers


Social Class in the 21st Century

Filename: social-class-in-the-21st-century.pdf
ISBN: 9780141978925
Release Date: 2015-11-05
Number of pages: 480
Author: Mike Savage
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Social Class in the 21st Century in PDF and EPUB A fresh take on social class from the experts behind the BBC's 'Great British Class Survey'. Why does social class matter more than ever in Britain today? How has the meaning of class changed? What does this mean for social mobility and inequality? In this book Mike Savage and the team of sociologists responsible for the Great British Class Survey look beyond the labels to explore how and why our society is changing and what this means for the people who find themselves in the margins as well as in the centre. Their new conceptualization of class is based on the distribution of three kinds of capital - economic (inequalities in income and wealth), social (the different kinds of people we know) and cultural (the ways in which our leisure and cultural preferences are exclusive) - and provides incontrovertible evidence that class is as powerful and relevant today as it's ever been.


Money and Class in America

Filename: money-and-class-in-america.pdf
ISBN: NWU:35556019608488
Release Date: 1989-01
Number of pages: 311
Author: Lewis H. Lapham
Publisher:

Download and read online Money and Class in America in PDF and EPUB Assesses the impact of the money dream on American class structures, culture, celebrity, crime, and politics, in a collection of observations and analyses of American society, values, and mores