The status seekers; an exploration of class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, your community, your future.


New York, D. McKay Company [1959] .

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Subjects Aufsatzsammlung.
Classes sociales -- EĢtats-Unis.
Social classes -- United States.
Social classes.
Sociale mobiliteit.
Sociale ongelijkheid.
Sociale status.
Sozialstruktur.
USA.
United States.
Description 376 pages 21 cm
Copyright Date [1959]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Summary Study of the informal class system in America and the characteristics of the individual social levels.
Contents A classless society? -- part 1: Changes of status. An upsetting era ; Emerging : a diploma elite ; Obstacle course for outsiders -- part 2: Marks of status. Snob appeal : today's home sweet home ; Choosing a proper address ; Totem poles of job prestige ; Pecking orders in corporate barnyards ; Shopping for status ; Behavior that gives us away ; The sociology of sex appeal ; Who can be a friend? ; Clubs, lodges, and blackballs ; The long road from Pentecostal to Episcopal ; A sociological peek into the voting booth ; The molding of tender minds ; Gauging social position -- part 3: Strains of status. The price of status striving ; The special status problems of Jews -- part 4: Trends. Nine pressures toward a more rigid society ; Exploiting the "upgrading urge" -- part 5: Implications for the future. Should status lines be maintained? ; Problems in understanding ; Widening the gates to opportunity.
Genre Aufsatzsammlung.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)710676
(OCoLC)ocm00710676
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Packard, Vance, 1914-1996.
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