Status Anxiety

Whether it’s assessing the class-consciousness of Christianity or the convulsions of consumer capitalism, dueling or home-furnishing, Status Anxiety is infallibly entertaining.

Status Anxiety

Status Anxiety

Anyone who’s ever lost sleep over an unreturned phone call or the neighbor’s Lexus had better read Alain de Botton’s irresistibly clear-headed new book, immediately. For in its pages, a master explicator of our civilization and its discontents turns his attention to the insatiable quest for status, a quest that has less to do with material comfort than with love. To demonstrate his thesis, de Botton ranges through Western history and thought from St. Augustine to Andrew Carnegie and Machiavelli to Anthony Robbins. Whether it’s assessing the class-consciousness of Christianity or the convulsions of consumer capitalism, dueling or home-furnishing, Status Anxiety is infallibly entertaining. And when it examines the virtues of informed misanthropy, art appreciation, or walking a lobster on a leash, it is not only wise but helpful.

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Status Anxiety
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Alain De Botton
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-10 - Publisher: Vintage

Anyone who’s ever lost sleep over an unreturned phone call or the neighbor’s Lexus had better read Alain de Botton’s irresistibly clear-headed new book, immediately. For in its pages, a master explicator of our civilization and its discontents turns his attention to the insatiable quest for status, a quest that
Status Anxiety
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Alain De Botton
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Des Dillon

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Status Anxiety
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Bruce VonCannon
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Springer Nature

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International Status Anxiety and Higher Education
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Anatoly V. Oleksiyenko, Qiang Zha, Jun Li, Igor Chirikov
Categories: Education and globalization
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09 - Publisher:

This volume provides a critical perspective on the Soviet legacy of superpower competition in the higher education systems of China and Russia. The book examines the tensions among multi-level forces that strive to advance progressive university policies and practices on the one hand, and on the other hand work to
Toward a Status Anxiety Theory of Macro-level Firearm Demand
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Anatoly V. Oleksiyenko, Qiang Zha, Jun Li, Igor Chirikov
Categories: Education and globalization
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher:

Previous research has paid little attention to legal firearm demand, instead often focusing on illegal firearm demand. This study expands sociological research on firearms by theoretically identifying and empirically examining a new type of legal firearm demand, status anxiety demand, while also examining recreational and security firearm demand. We use

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