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Bobos In Paradise

Author : David Brooks
ISBN : 9781416561736
Genre : Social Science
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Do you believe that spending $15,000 on a media center is vulgar, but that spending $15,000 on a slate shower stall is a sign that you are at one with the Zenlike rhythms of nature? Do you work for one of those visionary software companies where people come to work wearing hiking boots and glacier glasses, as if a wall of ice were about to come sliding through the parking lot? If so, you might be a Bobo. In his bestselling work of "comic sociology," David Brooks coins a new word, Bobo, to describe today's upper class -- those who have wed the bourgeois world of capitalist enterprise to the hippie values of the bohemian counterculture. Their hybrid lifestyle is the atmosphere we breathe, and in this witty and serious look at the cultural consequences of the information age, Brooks has defined a new generation.
Category: Social Science

The Paradise Suite

Author : David Brooks
ISBN : 9781451649178
Genre : Social Science
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Originally published as: Bobos in Paradise: the new upper class and how they got there. c2000; and: On Paradise Drive: how we live now (and always have) in the future tense. c2004.
Category: Social Science

Bobos In Paradise

Author : Frederic P. Miller
ISBN : 6134281719
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class And How They Got There is a book by David Brooks, first published in 2000. The word bobo, Brooks's most famous coinage, is a portmanteau of the words bourgeois and bohemian.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Die Bobos

Author : David Brooks
ISBN : 3548750788
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Die Taugenichtse

Author : Samuel Selvon
ISBN : 9783423431927
Genre : Fiction
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Moses, Big City, Fünf-nach-zwölf und die anderen setzen große Hoffnungen in ihr neues Leben im »Zentrum der Welt«, so nennen sie das London der Nachkriegszeit. Sie sind aus der Karibik hierhergekommen, jetzt staunen sie über die Dampfwolken vor ihren Mündern. Und wenn der Wochenlohn wieder nicht reicht, jagen sie eben die Tauben auf dem Dach. Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr. Bedingungslos aufrichtig erzählt Selvon von den ersten Einwanderern Englands, die das Land für immer verändert haben – sein Denken, seine Sprache, sein Selbstverständnis. Die literarische Entdeckung!
Category: Fiction

Brand New China

Author : Jing Wang
ISBN : 0674044827
Genre : Business & Economics
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One part riveting account of fieldwork and one part rigorous academic study, Brand New China offers a unique perspective on the advertising and marketing culture of China. Wang's experiences in the disparate worlds of Beijing advertising agencies and the U.S. academy allow her to share a unique perspective on China during its accelerated reintegration into the global market system.
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Stromabw Rts

Author : Thomas Köhler
ISBN : 3205778146
Genre : Austria
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On Paradise Drive

Author : David Brooks
ISBN : 0743262859
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 88.50 MB
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The author of the acclaimed bestseller Bobos in Paradise, which hilariously described the upscale American culture, takes a witty look at how being American shapes us, and how America's suburban civilization will shape the world's future. Take a look at Americans in their natural habitat. You see suburban guys at Home Depot doing that special manly, waddling walk that American men do in the presence of large amounts of lumber; super-efficient ubermoms who chair school auctions, organize the PTA, and weigh less than their children; workaholic corporate types boarding airplanes while talking on their cell phones in a sort of panic because they know that when the door closes they have to turn their precious phone off and it will be like somebody stepped on their trachea. Looking at all this, you might come to the conclusion that we Americans are not the most profound people on earth. Indeed, there are millions around the world who regard us as the great bimbos of the globe: hardworking and fun, but also materialistic and spiritually shallow. They've got a point. As you drive through the sprawling suburbs or eat in the suburban chain restaurants (which if they merged would be called Chili's Olive Garden Hard Rock Outback Cantina), questions do occur. Are we really as shallow as we look? Is there anything that unites us across the divides of politics, race, class, and geography? What does it mean to be American? Well, mentality matters, and sometimes mentality is all that matters. As diverse as we are, as complacent as we sometimes seem, Americans are united by a common mentality, which we have inherited from our ancestors and pass on, sometimes unreflectingly, to our kids. We are united by future-mindedness. We see the present from the vantage point of the future. We are tantalized, at every second of every day, by the awareness of grand possibilities ahead of us, by the bounty we can realize just over the next ridge. This mentality leads us to work feverishly hard, move more than any other people on earth, switch jobs, switch religions. It makes us anxious and optimistic, manic and discombobulating. Even in the superficiality of modern suburban life, there is some deeper impulse still throbbing in the heart of average Americans. That impulse is the subject of this book.
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B Rgertum Nach Dem B Rgerlichen Zeitalter

Author : Gunilla Budde
ISBN : 9783647368504
Genre : History
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Der bürgerliche Wertehimmel wird gerade neu entdeckt: Beschwörungen einer »neuen Bürgerlichkeit« füllen in den letzten Jahren Medien ganz unterschiedlicher politischer Couleur. Doch gibt es in Deutschland und in Europa nach dem bürgerlichen Zeitalter noch eine Sozialformation, die in der Tradition des Bürgertums steht? Um sich der Frage nach bürgerlichen Kontinuitäten, aber auch nach Neubestimmungen von »Bürgerlichkeit«, zu nähern, suchen die Beiträge bestimmte Handlungsfelder auf, welche die Forschung zum 19. Jahrhundert als »bürgerlich« charakterisiert hat. Fünf solcher »Orte« stehen dabei im Fokus: die Zivilgesellschaft, die Alltagskultur, Bildung und Erziehung, Unternehmen sowie Politik und Staat. Der Verlag Vandenhoeck& Ruprecht macht darauf aufmerksam, dass der Beitrag von Herrn Holger Nehring in diesem Band an einigen Stellen sowohl im Text als auch in den dazugehörigen Fußnoten Textstellen und Belege ohne die nötigen Nachweise wörtlich oder nur leicht paraphrasierend übernimmt. Lesen Sie hierzu unsere Stellungnahme:
Category: History