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Dress as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

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...Source: The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions (George Allen and Unwin, 1925), 167–87.It will be in place, by way of illustration, to show in some detail how the economic principles so far set forth apply...

Thorstein Veblen’s Leisure Class

Michael Carter

Michael Carter is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory, University of Sydney. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Classics from Carlyle to Barthes

Berg, 2003

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...‘Oh! They just took it.’The North American economist, Thorstein Veblen (1857–1929), whose book The Theory of the Leisure Class was published in 1899, remains our contemporary in ways that neither Carlyle or Spencer have been able...

Veblen, Thorstein

Michael Carter

Michael Carter is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory, University of Sydney. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...A North American economist and sociologist, Thorstein Veblen (1857–1929) was an unrelenting critic of late nineteenth-century industrial society and in particular of the hierarchy of values associated with its dominant group, which Veblen...