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Thorstein Veblen

(1857—1929) American economist and social scientist

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Abram Harris, Jr.

Abram Harris, Jr.  

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(b. 17 January 1899; d. 6 November 1963),political economist, economic historian and theorist, and social critic. Abram Lincoln Harris Jr. was born in Richmond, Virginia; his father was a ...
Adam Shortt

Adam Shortt  

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(1859–1931)Shortt was born in Kilworth, Ontario in 1859, and died in Ottawa in 1931. Educated informally at a Mechanics Institute outside Walkerton and later at Walkerton High School and ...
Alfred Kazin

Alfred Kazin  

(1915–),literary critic, has taught at many American universities, but is best known for his critical works, On Native Grounds (1942), a study of American prose literature after Howells; The Inmost ...
Alice Hanson Jones

Alice Hanson Jones  

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(1904–85)Alice C. Hanson was born in Seattle, Washington on 7 November 1904, and died on 30 August 1985 in St. Louis, Missouri. Hanson was educated at the University of ...
Allan Garfield Gruchy

Allan Garfield Gruchy  

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(1906–90)Gruchy was born in 1906, and died of cancer in Washington, D.C. on 18 February 1990. He was educated first at the University of California where he studied under ...
Babette Deutsch

Babette Deutsch  

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(1895–1982),New York poet, noted for her sensitive intellectual verse, highly charged with emotion and concerned with social questions and attitudes. Her reputation was established by her early ...
Bernard Mandeville

Bernard Mandeville  

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(c.1670–1733)Dutch doctor and moral philosopher. Born in Rotterdam of a distinguished medical family, Mandeville settled in Britain shortly after taking his degree in 1691. He is known for The Fable ...
Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce  

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(1839–1914)American philosopher of science and language. Peirce was the son of the distinguished Harvard mathematician Benjamin Peirce, and educated to a mistrust of metaphysical reasoning, compared ...
Clarence Edwin Ayres

Clarence Edwin Ayres  

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(1891–1972)Clarence E. Ayres was born on 6 May 1891 in Lowell, Massachusetts. After graduation from Brown University with his BA in 1912, he began graduate work at Harvard, but ...
Clothing and Fashion.

Clothing and Fashion.  

Clothing and fashion are cultural expressions of individuals' understanding of, and participation in, the social and economic life of their communities and nation. In America, frequently changing ...
conspicuous consumption

conspicuous consumption  

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Spending on goods and services primarily to display income or wealth, or to attain a certain social status.
consumer culture

consumer culture  

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See also advertising cultures; taste.1. A pejorative reference to modern Western society in terms of its domination by the marketing and consumption of goods and services (see also promotional ...
consumption sectors

consumption sectors  

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Social divisions created by the way in which material goods and services—especially major items such as housing, health, and education—are consumed in advanced capitalist societies.The possible ...
division of labour

division of labour  

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Is the extent to which jobs in an organization are subdivided into separate tasks. [See scientific management, Fordism, and job redesign.]
Edith Abbott

Edith Abbott  

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(1876–1957), American feminist, economist, and educator, grew up in Grand Island, Nebraska.Her college-educated mother, Elizabeth Griffin, was a school principal before marrying Othman Abbott, a ...
Edward Bellamy

Edward Bellamy  

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(1850–98),American novelist and political theorist, whose fame rests upon his popular utopian romance Looking Backward: 2000–1887 (1888). Its hero, Julian West, a young Bostonian, falls into a ...
Edward Filene

Edward Filene  

(1860–1937)Edward Albert Filene was born in Salem, Massachusetts on 3 September 1860 and died in Paris on 26 September 1937. His father, William Filene, was an immigrant from Eastern ...
engineering

engineering  

In the late 18th century the extension of arable farming encouraged the growth of foundries and engineering works making plough parts, harrows, and a range of other equipment, as well ...
Etiquette

Etiquette  

Correct behaviour, good manners; Heb. derekh eretz, ‘the Way of the Earth’, that is, how people on earth ought to conduct themselves. The term ‘the Way of the Earth’ suggests that the rules of ...
Evander Bradley McGilvary

Evander Bradley McGilvary  

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(1864–1953)Evander Bradley McGilvary was born on 19 July 1864 in Bangkok, Siam (now Thailand). His father Daniel McGilvary (Princeton class of 1856) and mother Sophia (Bradley) McGilvary were ...

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