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

This book describes the living-room artifacts, clothing styles, and intellectual proclivities of American classes from top to bottom


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

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.


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

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.
  • ISBN: NWU:35556029398831
  • Release Date: 1991
  • Number of pages: 201
  • Author: Paul Fussell
  • Publisher: Pocket Books

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.
  • ISBN: 1880559641
  • Release Date: 1988
  • Number of pages: 309
  • Author: Nelson W. Aldrich
  • Publisher: Allworth Communications, Inc.

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


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


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

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.

Social Class in the 21st Century

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

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.
  • ISBN: NWU:35556019608488
  • Release Date: 1989-01
  • Number of pages: 311
  • Author: Lewis H. Lapham
  • Publisher:

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

Reading Classes

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

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.

Class Matters

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

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

The Redneck Manifesto

  • Filename: the-redneck-manifesto.
  • ISBN: 9780684838649
  • Release Date: 1998-05-05
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Jim Goad
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Explores the mind and soul of one of society's favorite punch lines, exposing the truth about this very human group of people who have been scorned and insulted enough and are tired of being dubbed "white trash." 30,000 first printing.


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

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.
  • ISBN: 0393029093
  • Release Date: 1991
  • Number of pages: 830
  • Author: Paul Fussell
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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

The New Book of Snobs

  • Filename: the-new-book-of-snobs.
  • ISBN: 1472123948
  • Release Date: 2016-12-20
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: D.J. Taylor
  • Publisher: Constable & Robinson

Inspired by William Makepeace Thackeray, the first great analyst of snobbery, and his trail-blazing The Book of Snobs (1848), D. J. Taylor brings us a field guide to the modern snob. Short of calling someone a racist or a paedophile, one of the worst charges you can lay at anybody's door in the early twenty-first century is to suggest that they happen to be a snob. But what constitutes snobbishness? Who are the snobs and where are they to be found? Are you a snob? Am I? What are the distinguishing marks? Snobbery is, in fact, one of the keys to contemporary British life, as vital to the backstreet family on benefits as the proprietor of the grandest stately home, and an essential element of their view of who of they are and what the world might be thought to owe them. The New Book of Snobs will take a marked interest in language, the vocabulary of snobbery - as exemplified in the 'U' and 'Non U' controversy of the 1950s - being a particular field in which the phenomenon consistently makes its presence felt, and alternate social analysis with sketches of groups and individuals on the Thackerayan principle. Prepare to meet the Political Snob, the City Snob, the Technology Snob, the Property Snob, the Rural Snob, the Literary Snob, the Working-class Snob, the Sporting Snob, the Popular Cultural Snob and the Food Snob.

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