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The theory of the leisure class. 1899.

by Thorstein Veblen

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Published by A. M. Kelley, bookseller in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Leisure class

  • Edition Notes

    Reprints of economic classics.

    StatementWith the addition of a review by William Dean Howells.
    SeriesHis Writings
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB831 .V4 1965
    The Physical Object
    Pagination400 p.
    Number of Pages400
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5944703M
    LC Control Number65015958

      On the contrary, "The Theory of the Leisure Class" is stylishly written, endlessly startling (for example, Veblen analyses religion as an outgrowth of the gambling instinct), and very, very funny. Its expose of "conspicuous consumption" (yes, Veblen was the one who invented this famous concept) is as relevant today as it was in , if not Cited by: The economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen (–) introduced the term "conspicuous consumption" in in his book The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study in .

      Considered the first in-depth critique of consumerism, economist Thorstein Veblen's book The Theory of the Leisure Class has come to be regarded as one of the great works of economic theory. Using contemporary and anthropological accounts, Veblen held that our economic and social norms are driven by traces of our early tribal life, rather. Editions for The Theory of the Leisure Class: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition publish Cited by:

    Conspicuous consumption, term in economics that describes and explains the practice by consumers of using goods of a higher quality or in greater quantity than might be considered necessary in practical terms. The American economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen coined the term in his book The Theory of the Leisure Class (). Thorstein Veblen () was an American economist and sociologist. His most famous work, The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions (), is a treatise on economics and a social critique of consumption and of consumerism, based on .


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Other articles where The Theory of the Leisure Class is discussed: conspicuous consumption: the term in his book The Theory of the Leisure Class (). The concept of conspicuous consumption can be illustrated by considering the motivation to drive a luxury car rather than an economy car.

Any make of car provides transport to a destination, but the use of a luxury car. upper-class occupations may be roughly comprised under government, warfare, reli-gious observances, and sports.

At an earlier, but not the earliest, stage of barbarism, the leisure class is found in a less differentiated form. Neither the class distinctions nor the distinctions between leisure-class occupations are so minute and intricate.

Almost a century after its original publication, Thorstein Veblen's work is as fresh and relevant as ever. Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class is in the tradition of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations and Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan, yet it provides a surprisingly contemporary look at American economics and ishing such terms as "conspicuous consumption"/5().

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Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: Veblen, Thorstein, Title: The Theory of the Leisure Class Language: English: LoC Class: HB: Social sciences: Economic theory, Demography: Subject Cited by: The Theory of the Leisure Class is definitely an interesting book and from first reading, one can see that the book contains a lot of truth.

Veblen’s main contribution is that people care a lot about status and thus their economic behaviours will reflect this/5(77). In his best-known work, The Theory of the Leisure Class (), Veblen appropriated Darwin's theory of evolution to analyze the modern industrial industry itself demanded diligence, efficiency, and cooperation, businessmen in opposition to engineers and industrialists were only interested in making money and displaying their wealth /5(77).

The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Theory of the Leisure Class: Thorstein Veblen: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5(K). The leisure of the master class is, at least ostensibly, an indulgence of a proclivity for the avoidance of labour and is presumed to enhance the master's own well-being and fulness of life; but the leisure of the servant class exempt from productive labour is in Edition: current; Page: [60] some sort a performance exacted from them, and is not.

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Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user Pages: The Theory of the Leisure Class is definitely an interesting book and from first reading, one can see that the book contains a lot of truth. Veblen’s main contribution is that people care a lot about status and thus their economic behaviours will reflect this/5(67).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Veblen, Thorstein, Theory of the leisure class. New York, A.M. Kelley, Bookseller, (OCoLC) About The Theory of the Leisure Class. A classic of sociology and economics, originally published in With exquisite irony, Veblen, the “best critic of America that America has produced” (C.

Wright Mills), lays bare the hollowness of our canons of taste and culture. Free kindle book and epub digitized 61, free ebooks; 3 by Thorstein Veblen; The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen. Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: Veblen, Thorstein, Title: The Theory of the Leisure Class Language: English: LoC Class: HB: Social sciences: Economic theory, Demography: Subject.

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Thorstein Bunde Veblen (born Torsten Bunde Veblen; J - August 3, ) was an American economist and sociologist, and a leader of the institutional economics movement. Besides his technical work he was a popular and witty critic of capitalism, as shown by his best known book The Theory of the Leisure Class ()/5(8).

The Theory of the Leisure Class is Thorstein Veblen’s first and best-known book. In all his writings, he offers an approach to social commentary that tends to invert much of the conventional. Thorstein Veblen, Conspicuous Consumption, An iconoclastic economist and social theorist, Thorstein Veblen developed an influential critique of both mainstream economic theory and capitalist society as whole.

The Theory of the Leisure Class, his first book, reached a File Size: 14KB. Origins of a Leisure Class. In feudal cultures, the upper classes did not engage in industrial occupations.

The medieval elite belonged to the leisure class. Noblemen regarded very few pursuits as honorable, most notably warfare and the priesthood. The actual productive work was done, primarily, by 6/10().

THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASSS By Thorstein Veblen New York: Prometheus Books, From the original ISBN (paper) pages. Comments by Bob Corbett August, PREFACE: CAUTION.

This preface is much less about this book than about me and my relationship to the book. Get this from a library. The theory of the leisure class. [Thorstein Veblen] -- "In his first and best-known book, Veblen defines the social attitudes and values that condone the misuse of wealth and observes the variety of ways in which the resources of modern society are.

His highly acclaimed treatise The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions () introduced the term “conspicuous consumption.” Veblen’s body of work remains seminal.The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions is a work of socioeconomic theory by Thorstein Veblen.

First published inand in modernity by the Modern Library inthe book is a commentary on American economics and society.EXCERPT FROM THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASS (, by Thorstein Veblen)Thorstein Veblen (–) was an iconoclastic economist.

Source for information on Excerpt from the Theory Of The Leisure Class (, by Thorstein Veblen): Dictionary of American History dictionary.