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STATUS AND CULTURE How Our Desire for Social Rank Creates Taste, Identity, Art, Fashion, and Constant Change

by | Read by Daniel Henning

Contemporary Culture • 13 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

For a theoretical treatise on what contemporary culture is and how it works, STATUS AND CULTURE proves a surprisingly entertaining listen. Narrator Daniel Henning has a knack for highlighting key terms and ideas in a conversational tone of voice. This helps him present the elements of author David Marx's "grand theory of culture" in a clear and accessible manner. According to Marx, it's not so much "status AND culture," but "status IS culture." His examples and case studies--about what we wear, what we eat and drink, what we read and view--are fun to follow. His overall message--that our tastes are determined by our desire to be seen as members of a cultural elite--never varies from start to finish. J.H. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2022]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593592762 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593592779 $95.00

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