Money, Morals, and Manners: The Culture of the French and the American Upper-Middle Class (Morality and Society Series)

Money, Morals, and Manners: The Culture of the French and the American Upper-Middle Class (Morality and Society Series)


Drawing on remarkably frank, in-depth interviews with a hundred and sixty profitable males within the usa and France, Michèle Lamont offers an extraordinary and revealing collective portrait of the upper-middle class—the managers, pros, marketers, and specialists on the middle of strength in society. Her ebook is a sophisticated, textured description of the way those males outline the values and attitudes they give thought to crucial in keeping apart themselves—and their class—from every body else.

Money, Morals, and Manners is an bold and complex try to remove darkness from the character of social type in sleek society. For all those that downplay the significance of unequal social teams, it will likely be a revelation.

"A strong, cogent learn that might offer an increased foundation for debates within the sociology of tradition for years to come."—David Gartman, American magazine of Sociology

"A significant accomplishment! Combining cultural research and comparative strategy with a excellent literary kind, this publication considerably broadens the certainty of stratification and inequality. . . . This publication will impress debate, motivate study, and function a version for a few years to come."—R. Granfield, Choice

"This is an incredibly high-quality piece of labor, a perfect instance of the sociologist's craft."—Lewis Coser, Boston College

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