The Theory of the Leisure Class An Economic Study of Institutions (Classic Reprint)

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The Theory of the Leisure Class
An Economic Study of Institutions (Classic Reprint)

  • Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
  • Rok wydania: 2015
  • ISBN: 9781330453766
  • Ilość stron: 420
  • Format: 15.2x22.9cm
  • Oprawa: Miękka
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Opis: The Theory of the Leisure Class - Veblen Thorstein

Excerpt from The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions

It is the purpose of this inquiry to discuss the place and value of the leisure class as an economic factor ill modern life, but it has been found impracticable to confine the discussion strictly within the limits so marked out. Some attention is perforce given to the origin and the line of derivation of the institution, as well as to features of social life that are not commonly classed as economic.

At some points the discussion proceeds on grounds of economic theory or ethnological generalisation that may be in some degree unfamiliar. The introductory chapter indicates the nature of these theoretical premises sufficiently, it is hoped, to avoid obscurity. A more explicit statement of the theoretical position involved is made in a series of papers published in Volume IV of the American Journal of Sociology, on "The Instinct of Workmanship and the Irksomeness of Labour," "The Beginnings of Ownership," and "The Barbarian Status of Women." But the argument does not rest on these - in part novel - generalisations in such a way that it would altogether lose its possible value as a detail of economic theory in case these novel generalisations should, in the reader's apprehension, fall away through being insufficiently backed by authority or data.

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Szczegóły: The Theory of the Leisure Class - Veblen Thorstein

Tytuł: The Theory of the Leisure Class
Podtytuł: An Economic Study of Institutions (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Veblen Thorstein
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
ISBN: 9781330453766
Języki: angielski
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 420
Format: 15.2x22.9cm
Oprawa: Miękka


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