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- Short-listed for Economist.com "Wise Words 2017 Books of the Year" in Culture 2017
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The Sum of Small Things
A Theory of the Aspirational Class
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"There is a lot to learn here about the contemporary face of income inequality."--Publishers Weekly "A key companion to Robert Putnam's survey of dwindling US social mobility, Our Kids."--Barbara Kiser, Nature "The aspirational class gets a kick in the quinoa courtesy of Elizabeth Currid-Halkett's The Sum of Small Things."--Sloane Crosley, Vanity Fair "Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, author of The Sum of Small Things, says a new cultural elite is on the rise: the aspirational class. These are people who aren't necessarily rich but who share a set of views on the most socially conscious ways to spend money... Currid-Halkett argues that they are driven primarily by an aspiration to be--or at least appear to be--'their version of better humans.' That's why, for this milieu, 'a $2 heirloom tomato purchased from a farmers' market is so symbolically weighty ... And a white Range Rover is not."Sarah Begley, Time
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Elizabeth Currid-Halkett is the James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning and professor of public policy at the University of Southern California. She is the author of The Warhol Economy and Starstruck . Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, New Yorker, and Wall Street Journal. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two sons.
Acknowledgments ix 1 The Twenty-first-Century "Leisure" Class 1 2 Conspicuous Consumption in the Twenty-first Century 24 3 Ballet Slippers and Yale Tuition: Inconspicuous Consumption and the New Elites 46 4 Motherhood as Conspicuous Leisure in the Twenty-first Century 78 5 Conspicuous Production 110 6 Landscapes of Consumption 148 7 "To Get Rich Is Glorious"? The State of Consumption and Class in America 182 Appendix 199 Notes 221 References 233 Index 247