The sum of small things [electronic resource] : a theory of the aspirational class

Title
The sum of small things [electronic resource] : a theory of the aspirational class / Elizabeth Currid-Halkett.
Author
Currid-Halkett, Elizabeth, 1978-
Publication
Old Saybrook, Conn. : Tantor Media, p2017.
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ISBN
  • 9781541482265
  • 1541482263
Author
Currid-Halkett, Elizabeth, 1978-
Title
The sum of small things [electronic resource] : a theory of the aspirational class / Elizabeth Currid-Halkett.
Imprint
Old Saybrook, Conn. : Tantor Media, p2017.
Edition
Unabridged.
Playing Time
083500
Performer
Narrated by Rachel Dulude.
Summary
In today's world, the leisure class has been replaced by a new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket, these individuals earnestly buy organic, carry NPR tote bags, and breast-feed their babies. They care about discreet, inconspicuous consumption-like eating free-range chicken and heirloom tomatoes, wearing organic cotton shirts and TOMS shoes, and listening to the Serial podcast. They use their purchasing power to hire nannies and housekeepers, to cultivate their children's growth, and to practice yoga and Pilates. In The Sum of Small Things, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett dubs this segment of society "the aspirational class" and discusses how, through deft decisions about education, health, parenting, and retirement, the aspirational class reproduces wealth and upward mobility, deepening the ever-wider class divide.
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Z100128825 Recorded Books
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