Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-11 of 11 items

  • Keywords: affluent societies x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Introduction

Avner Offer

in Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Obesity, which is rising in affluent societies, is bad for health, expensive to treat and stigmatising. Its prevalence is higher in market-liberal societies than in those with a more extensive ... More


Credit on the doorstep: the tallymen

Sean O'Connell

in Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199263318
eISBN:
9780191718793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263318.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter outlines the transformation of tallymen from Victorian itinerant pedlars to late 20th-century moneylenders, the controversies that dogged them, and the scale and scope of the sector. At ... More


The Hillbilly in the Living Room: Television Representations, 1952–1971

Anthony Harkins

in Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189506
eISBN:
9780199788835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189506.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Television programs featuring hillbilly characters and settings reflected both contemporary social concerns about Southern mountain people and a reaction against the Civil Rights Movement. The ... More


The 1950s: Going for Growth

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

The transformation of Europe, from postwar ruins to the era of the economic miracles; the ‘revolutions of rising expectations’ and their fulfilment through the recipes of growth; unique, temporary ... More


Public and Private Consumption in Affluent Societies: Divergent Approaches to Consumer Policy during the 1960s

Jan L. Logemann

in Trams or Tailfins?: Public and Private Prosperity in Postwar West Germany and the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226491493
eISBN:
9780226491523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491523.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses how private mass consumption and the balance between private and public spending became important issues of public debate in the United States and in West Germany. The context ... More


Why Revisit The Affluent Society?

Mike Berry

in The Affluent Society Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686506
eISBN:
9780191766374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686506.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The rationale for the book’s focus and themes is outlined. The Affluent Society is ‘one of those books’ that define the economics discipline, standing in a long line starting with Adam Smith’s Wealth ... More


Beyond the Affluent Society

Romain D. Huret

in The Experts' War on Poverty: Social Research and the Welfare Agenda in Postwar America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780801450488
eISBN:
9781501709531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450488.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the challenge of the myth of an affluent society in the 1950s and early 1960s. Social experts transformed a technical and statistical knowledge into a political project that ... More


Creativity and Consumer Capitalism in the Affluent Society

Shannan Clark

in The Making of the American Creative Class: New York's Culture Workers and Twentieth-Century Consumer Capitalism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199731626
eISBN:
9780190941451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731626.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Chapter 7 explores how the ideal of creativity evolved within the postwar culture industries, with a particular focus on developments in advertising and industrial design. Following the defeat of the ... More


Reconciling the classes

Steven Fielding

in The Labour Governments 1964–70 volume 1: Labour and Cultural Change

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719043642
eISBN:
9781781700327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719043642.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter looks at the key issue of class and how Labour attempted to reconcile those differences said to have survived into the ‘affluent society’. It highlights the underlying reasons why the ... More


Introduction

Robert R. Korstad

in To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833797
eISBN:
9781469603674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895740_korstad.4
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book is about the politics of race and poverty in America. It tells the story of the North Carolina Fund, a pioneer effort to improve the lives of the “neglected and forgotten” poor in a nation ... More


Explaining the consumption paradox— why aren’t people (more) satisfied?

Mats Alvesson

in The Triumph of Emptiness: Consumption, Higher Education, and Work Organization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199660940
eISBN:
9780191918308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199660940.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

Given an average of 2 per cent economic growth and a doubling of the material standard of living every 30–35 years, one would assume that most people would be more ... More


View: