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 - Mark Edrys - Goodreads
I read this book almost 20 years ago, and I really got a lot out of it. A great, amusing writing style; fantastic insights into American culture—at least of pre-internet, pre-social media 1980s-1990s ... Read full review
Review: Class: A Guide Through the American Status SystemUser Review - Jason Whited - Goodreads
Astonishingly clear, hilarious survey of the American class system, which our supposed leaders insist doesn't exist. It does, and Fussell dissects it in masterful fashion. From the class obsessed to ... Read full review
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No preview available - 2002