9780691183176-0691183171-The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class

The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class

ISBN-13: 9780691183176
ISBN-10: 0691183171
Edition: Reprint
Author: Currid-Halkett, Elizabeth
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691183176
ISBN-10: 0691183171
Edition: Reprint
Author: Currid-Halkett, Elizabeth
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Currid-Halkett, Elizabeth wrote The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class comprising 272 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691183171 and 9780691183176. Since then The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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In today’s world, the leisure class has been replaced by a new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket, these individuals earnestly buy organic, carry canvas tote bags, and breast-feed their babies. They care about discreet, inconspicuous consumption―like eating free-range chicken and heirloom tomatoes, wearing organic cotton shirts and TOMS shoes, and listening to the latest podcast. They use their purchasing power to hire nannies and housekeepers, to cultivate their children’s growth, and to practice yoga and Pilates. In The Sum of Small Things, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett dubs this new elite “the aspirational class” and discusses how, through deft decisions about education, health, parenting, and retirement, they reproduce wealth and upward mobility, deepening the ever-wider class divide. With a rich narrative and extensive interviews and research, The Sum of Small Things illustrates how cultural capital leads to lifestyle shifts and examines what these changes will mean for everyone.

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