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Thorstein Veblen:
Theorist of the Leisure Class
John Patrick Diggins
With a new introduction by the author

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface: Social Theory and the Anthropological Imperative
Introduction to the Paperback Edition
List of Abbreviations
Pt. 1The Milieu and the Man1
Ch. 1Veblen's America3
Ch. 2Enter Veblen: "Disturber of the Intellectual Peace"14
Ch. 3The Social Scientist as "Stranger"31
Pt. 2Theory and History41
Ch. 4Economics and the Dilemma of Value Theory43
Ch. 5Marx, Veblen, and the "Riddle" of Alienation59
Ch. 6Reification, Animism, Emulation: The Cultural Hegemony of Capitalism83
Ch. 7Veblen, Weber, and the "Spirit of Capitalism"111
Pt. 3Inside the Whale137
Ch. 8The Barbarian Status of Women139
Ch. 9The Tribes of Academe167
Ch. 10America and the World184
Ch. 11Disciples and Dissenters: Veblen's Legacy in American Thought and Social Action208
Ch. 12Conclusion: Whither Capitalism?225
Notes231
Index253

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