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    • The Sum of Small Things

    • A Theory of the Aspirational Class
    • By: Elizabeth Currid-Halkett
    • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The leisure class has been replaced by a new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket, these individuals earnestly buy organic, carry NPR tote bags, and breast-feed their babies. They care about discreet, inconspicuous consumption. In The Sum of Small Things, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett dubs this segment of society "the aspirational class" and discusses how, through deft decisions about education, health, parenting, and retirement, the aspirational class deepens the ever-wider class divide.

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    • What I already knew, but couldn't name

    • By Emma on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Warhol Economy

    • How Fashion, Art, and Music Drive New York City
    • By: Elizabeth Currid
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Which is more important to New York City's economy, the gleaming corporate office--or the grungy rock club that launches the best new bands? If you said "office," think again. In The Warhol Economy, Elizabeth Currid argues that creative industries like fashion, art, and music drive the economy of New York as much as--if not more than--finance, real estate, and law.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read

    • By Hanniel on 07-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95