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The Resource Uneasy street : the anxieties of affluence, Rachel Sherman

Uneasy street : the anxieties of affluence, Rachel Sherman

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Uneasy street : the anxieties of affluence
Title
Uneasy street
Title remainder
the anxieties of affluence
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Sherman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"[The author] draws on rare in-depth interviews that she conducted with fifty affluent New Yorkers--including hedge fund financiers and corporate lawyers, professors and artists, and stay-at-home mothers--to examine their lifestyle choices and their understanding of privilege. [The author] upends images of wealthy people as invested only in accruing and displaying social advantages for themselves and their children. Instead, these liberal elites, who believe in diversity and meritocracy, feel conflicted about their position in a highly unequal society. They wish to be 'normal, ' describing their consumption as reasonable and basic and comparing themselves to those who have more than they do rather than those with less. These New Yorkers also want to see themselves as hard workers who give back and raise children with good values, and they avoid talking about money. Although their experiences differ depending on a range of factors, including whether their wealth was earned or inherited, these elites generally depict themselves as productive and prudent, and therefore morally worthy, while the undeserving rich are lazy, ostentatious, and snobbish. [The author] argues that this ethical distinction between 'good' and 'bad' wealthy people characterizes American culture more broadly, and that it perpetuates rather than challenges economic inequality. As the distance between rich and poor widens, [this book] not only explores the real lives of those at the top but also sheds light on how extreme inequality comes to seem ordinary and acceptable to the rest of us."--
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Sherman, Rachel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wealth
  • Rich people
  • Social stratification
  • Social classes
Label
Uneasy street : the anxieties of affluence, Rachel Sherman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- Orientations to others: aspiring to the middle or recognizing privilege -- Working hard or hardly working? Productivity and moral worth -- A very expensive ordinary life: conflicted consumption -- Giving back, awareness, and identity -- Labor, spending, and entitlement in couples -- Parenting privilege -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn974676518
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780691165509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974676518
Label
Uneasy street : the anxieties of affluence, Rachel Sherman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- Orientations to others: aspiring to the middle or recognizing privilege -- Working hard or hardly working? Productivity and moral worth -- A very expensive ordinary life: conflicted consumption -- Giving back, awareness, and identity -- Labor, spending, and entitlement in couples -- Parenting privilege -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn974676518
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780691165509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974676518

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