The Resource Snobbery : the American version, Joseph Epstein

Snobbery : the American version, Joseph Epstein

Label
Snobbery : the American version
Title
Snobbery
Title remainder
the American version
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Epstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Joseph Epstein's witty new book surveys American snobbery after the fall of the old Wasp culture of prep schools, Ivy League colleges, cotillions, debutante balls, the Social Register, and the rest of it. With ample humor and insight, Epstein uncovers the new outlets upon which the old snobbery has fastened: food and wine, fashion, high-achieving children, schools, politics, health, being with-it, name-dropping, and much else, including the roles of Jews and homosexuals in the development of snobbery. Playing throughout the book is the question of whether snobbery is part of human nature.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1937-
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Epstein, Joseph
Dewey number
305.5/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.S6
LC item number
E67 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social status
  • Snobs and snobbishness
  • Snobisme
  • Snobisme
  • Statut social
  • Snob
  • Sozialstatus
  • USA
Label
Snobbery : the American version, Joseph Epstein
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
It takes one to know one -- What is a snob? -- How snobbery works -- The democratic snob -- Snob-jobbery -- O WASP, where is they sting-a-ling -- Class (all but) dismissed -- Such good taste -- In the snob-free zone -- The high, fine nuttiness of status -- To you, I give my heart, Invidia -- A son at Tufts, a daughter at taffeta -- Dear old Yarvton -- Unclubbable -- Intellectual snobbery, or the (million or so) happy few -- The snob in politics -- Fags and yids -- The same new thing -- Names away -- The celebrity iceberg -- Anglo-, Franco-, and other odd philias -- Setting the snob's table -- The art of with-it-ry -- A grave but localized disease
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036865952
Label
Snobbery : the American version, Joseph Epstein
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
It takes one to know one -- What is a snob? -- How snobbery works -- The democratic snob -- Snob-jobbery -- O WASP, where is they sting-a-ling -- Class (all but) dismissed -- Such good taste -- In the snob-free zone -- The high, fine nuttiness of status -- To you, I give my heart, Invidia -- A son at Tufts, a daughter at taffeta -- Dear old Yarvton -- Unclubbable -- Intellectual snobbery, or the (million or so) happy few -- The snob in politics -- Fags and yids -- The same new thing -- Names away -- The celebrity iceberg -- Anglo-, Franco-, and other odd philias -- Setting the snob's table -- The art of with-it-ry -- A grave but localized disease
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036865952

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