The Theory of the Leisure Class

The Theory of the Leisure Class

eBook - 2011
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In this classic work, Veblen sets forth his theory that the economic life of modern society is rooted in the division of labor dating back to tribal times. That is, that the ruling or leisure class reserved what they considered the most important taskssuch as warring and huntingfor themselves, while dictating tasks such as farming or cooking to the lower echelons. In the book, Veblen famously coined the term conspicuous consumption. Still relevant today, The Theory of the Leisure Class remains a landmark work in the fields of economics and sociology.
Publisher: New York, NY : Barnes & Noble Digital Library, 2011
ISBN: 9781411464698
Branch Call Number: 305.5234 Ve
Description: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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