Conspicuous Criticism: Tradition, the Individual, and Culture in American Social Thought, from Veblen to Mills

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"The anthropological idea of 'culture' has provided twentieth-century American intellectuals with an ideology for the relentless textualization of everyday life through social-scientific inquiry. In this book I argue that the rise of 'culture' as a mode of critical self-consciousness has fostered a destabilization of received social meanings necessary for the expansion of both consumer capitalism and critical thought itself. Indeed, critical, humanistic social science, so often arrayed against the market, has just as often ...

Conspicuous Criticism: Tradition, the Individual, and Culture in American Social Thought, from Veblen to Mills 1996, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801851513

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