Snobbery

Snobbery

The American Version

Book - 2002
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Houghton
Joseph Epstein's highly entertaining new book takes up the subject of snobbery in America after the fall of the prominence 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. He also raises the question of whether snobbery might, alas, be a part of human nature. Snobbery: The American Versionis the first book in English devoted exclusively to the subject since Thackeray's THE BOOK OF SNOBS.


Baker & Taylor
A look at snobbery in modern-day America after the fall of the old culture of prep schools, the Ivy League, and the Social Register examines new outlets for snobbery, including food and wine, fashion, schools, and high-achieving children.

Baker
& Taylor

A witty, provocative look at snobbery in modern-day America, after the fall of the Wasp culture of prep schools, the Ivy League, Social Register, and such, looking at such new examples of snobbery as food and wine, fashion, schools, high-achieving children, name-dropping, and more. 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2002
ISBN: 9780395944172
0395944171
Branch Call Number: 305.5097 EPSTE
Characteristics: xii, 274 pages ; 25 cm

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