Class: a guide through the American status system
In Class Paul Fussell explodes the sacred American myth of social equality with eagle-eyed irreverence and iconoclastic wit. This bestselling, superbly researched, exquisitely observed guide to the signs, symbols, and customs of the American class system is always outrageously on the mark as Fussell shows us how our status is revealed by everything we do, say, and own. He describes the houses, objects, artifacts, speech, clothing styles, and intellectual proclivities of American classes from the top to the bottom and everybody -- you'll surely recognize yourself -- in between. Class is guaranteed to amuse and infuriate, whether your class is so high it's out of sight (literally) or you are, alas, a sinking victim of prole drift.
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Review: Class: A Guide Through the American Status SystemUser Review - Malcolm - Goodreads
This book is sort of like a compendium of the comments made on "Project Runway" about taste and style, except instead of being (entirely) about fashion, its about American society as a whole. Paul ... Read full review
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There is something to offend everyone in this book. That's what makes it so fun. It's very entertaining. Although some of the references are dated now, it is still a revealing read about the American ... Read full review
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The Rise of the Creative Class: And how It's Transforming Work, Leisure ...
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