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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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    The leisure class has been replaced by a new elite.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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Take the title literally

    • By José on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $26.59