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

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Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780691183176

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About the Author

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett is the James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning and professor of public policy at the University of Southern California.

Reviews

"A remarkably fine-grained portrait of how the spending habits of Americans have evolved over the decades."--The Economist
"The aspirational class gets a kick in the quinoa courtesy of Elizabeth Currid-Halkett's The Sum of Small Things."--Sloane Crosley, Vanity Fair
"[A] thorough book.... Currid-Halkett argues that the educated class establishes class barriers not through material consumption and wealth display but by establishing practices that can be accessed only by those who possess rarefied information."--David Brooks, New York Times
"Currid-Halkett's biting, often humorous commentary is not just a send up of the so-called 'coastal elites.' It's a trenchant analysis that combines economic and sociological evidence to describe major trends."--Dan Kopf, Quartz
"One of the Economist.com "Wise Words 2017 Books of the Year" in Culture"
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