Concepts of Luxury and Waste in American Radicalism, 1880–1929.

Concepts of Luxury and Waste in American Radicalism, 1880–1929.

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Riukulehto, Sulevi
The Concepts of Luxury and Waste in American Radicalism, 1880–1929.
Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae. Humaniora 296
Saarijärvi 1998, 239 pp.

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At the turn of the century, a specific discussion on luxury arose in America as a part of a world-wide discourse on modern capitalism. In this interdisciplinary study, the discourse is captured through the main concepts of luxury and waste in the works of seven American radical authors: Thorstein Veblen, Richard Ely, Upton Sinclair, Lincoln Steffens, George Herron, Ignatius Donnelly and Eugene Debs. As a conclusion, a new typology of consumption critique is presented by the author

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ISBN 951-41-0850-7
ISSN 1239-6982