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The Resource Keeping up with the Joneses : envy in American consumer society, 1890-1930, Susan J. Matt

Keeping up with the Joneses : envy in American consumer society, 1890-1930, Susan J. Matt

Label
Keeping up with the Joneses : envy in American consumer society, 1890-1930
Title
Keeping up with the Joneses
Title remainder
envy in American consumer society, 1890-1930
Statement of responsibility
Susan J. Matt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Keeping Up with the Joneses traces how attitudes about envy changed as department stores, mail-order catalogs, magazines, movies, and advertising became more prevalent, and the mass production of imitation luxury goods offered middle- and working-class individuals the opportunity to emulate the upper-class life. Between 1890 and 1910 moralists sought to tame envy and emulation in order to uphold a moral economy and preserve social order. They criticized the liberal-capitalist preoccupation with personal striving and advancement and praised the virtue of contentment. They admonished the bourgeoisie to be satisfied with their circumstances and cease yearning for their neighbors' possessions. After 1910 more secular commentators gained ground, repudiating the doctrine of contentment and rejecting the notion that there were divinely ordained limits on what each class should possess. They encouraged everyone to pursue the objects of desire. Envy was no longer a sin but a valuable economic stimulant."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matt, Susan J.
Dewey number
303.3/72/0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.M6
LC item number
M37 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social values
  • Envy
  • Social status
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Social change
Label
Keeping up with the Joneses : envy in American consumer society, 1890-1930, Susan J. Matt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
City women and the quest for status -- Envy in the office -- The prizes of life lie away from the farm -- From sturdy yeoman to hayseed -- Coming of age in consumer society
Control code
50294937
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780812236866
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002029110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Keeping up with the Joneses : envy in American consumer society, 1890-1930, Susan J. Matt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
City women and the quest for status -- Envy in the office -- The prizes of life lie away from the farm -- From sturdy yeoman to hayseed -- Coming of age in consumer society
Control code
50294937
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780812236866
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002029110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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