Class

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

Download and read online Class in PDF and EPUB This book describes the living-room artifacts, clothing styles, and intellectual proclivities of American classes from top to bottom


Abroad

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

Download and read online Abroad in PDF and EPUB 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.


Old Money

Filename: old-money.pdf
ISBN: 1880559641
Release Date: 1988
Number of pages: 309
Author: Nelson W. Aldrich
Publisher: Allworth Communications, Inc.

Download and read online Old Money in PDF and EPUB 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


Thank God for the Atom Bomb and Other Essays

Filename: thank-god-for-the-atom-bomb-and-other-essays.pdf
ISBN: PSU:000026251127
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Number of pages: 257
Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher:

Download and read online Thank God for the Atom Bomb and Other Essays in PDF and EPUB Essays discuss nuclear war, George Orwell, tourism, chivalry, nudism, the Indy 500 race, Yugoslavia, modernism, and modern American manners


Reading Classes

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

Download and read online Reading Classes in PDF and EPUB 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.


Wartime

Filename: wartime.pdf
ISBN: 0195065778
Release Date: 1990
Number of pages: 330
Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online Wartime in PDF and EPUB An incisive, unsentimental account of the emotional and psychological atmosphere of World War II and the war's effect on the literary world.


White Trash

Filename: white-trash.pdf
ISBN: 9781786492999
Release Date: 2017-01-05
Number of pages:
Author: Nancy Isenberg
Publisher: Atlantic Books

Download and read online White Trash in PDF and EPUB In this landmark book, Nancy Isenberg argues that the voters who boosted Trump all the way to the White House have been a permanent part of the American fabric, and reveals how the wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlements to today's hillbillies. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics - a widely popular movement embraced by Theodore Roosevelt that targeted poor whites for sterilization. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society; they are now offered up as entertainment in reality TV shows, and the label is applied to celebrities ranging from Dolly Parton to Bill Clinton. Marginalized as a class, white trash have always been at or near the centre of major political debates over the character of the American identity. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society - where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility - and forces a nation to face the truth about the enduring, malevolent nature of class.


Class

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

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The Norton Book of Modern War

Filename: the-norton-book-of-modern-war.pdf
ISBN: 0393029093
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 830
Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online The Norton Book of Modern War in PDF and EPUB 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


Borrow

Filename: borrow.pdf
ISBN: 9780307744906
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Number of pages: 200
Author: Louis Hyman
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Borrow in PDF and EPUB In this lively history of consumer debt in America, economic historian Louis Hyman demonstrates that today’s problems are not as new as we think. Borrow examines how the rise of consumer borrowing—virtually unknown before the twentieth century—has altered our culture and economy. Starting in the years before the Great Depression, increased access to money raised living standards but also introduced unforeseen risks. As lending grew more and more profitable, it displaced funds available for business borrowing, setting our economy on an unsustainable course. Told through the vivid stories of individuals and institutions affected by these changes, Borrow charts the collision of commerce and culture in twentieth-century America, giving an historical perspective on what is new—and what is not—in today’s economic turmoil. A Paperback Original


True Prep

Filename: true-prep.pdf
ISBN: 9780307594211
Release Date: 2010-09-07
Number of pages: 256
Author: Lisa Birnbach
Publisher: Knopf

Download and read online True Prep in PDF and EPUB From Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Official Preppy Handbook, comes True Prep, which looks at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapts to the new order of the Internet, cell phones, rehab, political correctness, reality TV, and . . . polar fleece.


Class

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

Download and read online Class in PDF and EPUB 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.


River Under the Road

Filename: river-under-the-road.pdf
ISBN: 9780062660077
Release Date: 2017-06-27
Number of pages: 384
Author: Scott Spencer
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online River Under the Road in PDF and EPUB From the bestselling, critically acclaimed author of Man in the Woods and Endless Love, a stunning, stinging portrait of class and creativity-and the double-edged sword of success Thirteen parties over the course of two decades-an opium infused barbeque, a reception for a doomed presidential candidate, a fund-raiser for a blind child who speaks in tongues, a visit to one of New York’s fabled sex clubs-brilliantly reveal the lives of two couples, one hoping to be admitted to the kingdom of Art, the other hoping for a small share of the American dream, both driven by forces of history they rarely perceive or acknowledge. Thaddeus Kaufman, the son of booksellers, and Grace Cornell, raised in a basement apartment she longs to escape, meet at a neighborhood art fair in Chicago. Soon after, they head to New York, aloft on the wings of young love. Jennings Stratton, the son of a caretaker, and Muriel Sanchez, the daughter of a cop, meet in a house he is refurbishing in New Mexico, and they, too, head for the big city. In a vast Hudson River estate, the lives of the two couples ultimately intertwine. Thaddeus has made it big in an unexpected way, setting off a chain reaction of envy among his friends and peers and forever changing the dynamic of his marriage with Grace, for whom success has been elusive, and art, once a source of solace, has become a font of bitterness. And Jennings, hoping to transcend his reputation as the local Casanova, a man suited only for menial tasks, has ventured into a cycle of theft and betrayal that threatens to destroy the fragile life of his family. Funny and cutting, affecting and expansive, River Under the Road is Scott Spencer’s masterpiece of all that lies beneath our everyday lives-a story about the pursuit of love, art, and money, and the inevitable reckoning that awaits us all.


The New Book of Snobs

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ISBN: 9781472123954
Release Date: 2016-10-20
Number of pages: 288
Author: D.J. Taylor
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The New Book of Snobs in PDF and EPUB 'Hugely enjoyable' AN Wilson, Sunday Times 'Thoughtful, entertaining and enjoyable' Michael Gove, Book of the Week, The Times 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.


The Unfortunates

Filename: the-unfortunates.pdf
ISBN: 9781448151301
Release Date: 2015-06-04
Number of pages: 368
Author: Sophie McManus
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The Unfortunates in PDF and EPUB CeCe Somner, an eccentric heiress once known for her cruel wit as much as for her tremendous generosity, now faces opulent decline. Afflicted with a rare disease and touched by mortality for the first time, her gilded, bygone values collide with an unforgiving present. As her troubled, spoiled son George and his outsider wife Iris struggle to resolve mounting financial and familiar troubles, Cece must face the Somner dynasty’s dark legacy. But when George’s secrets culminate in an unexpected crime, no riches can put things right for the unfortunate Somners. What will become of all three, who must learn what life will be like beyond the long, shimmering shadow cast by the family’s past?