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Uneasy Street : The Anxieties of Affluence - Rachel Sherman

Uneasy Street

The Anxieties of Affluence

Paperback Published: 14th May 2019
ISBN: 9780691191904
Number Of Pages: 328

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A surprising and revealing look at how today's elite view their wealth and place in society From TV's "real housewives to The Wolf of Wall Street, our popular culture portrays the wealthy as materialistic and entitled. But what do we really know about those who live on "easy street ? In this penetrating book, Rachel Sherman draws on rare in-depth interviews that she conducted with fifty affluent New Yorkers - from hedge fund financiers and artists to stay-at-home mothers - to examine their lifestyle choices and understanding of privilege. Sherman upends images of wealthy people as invested only in accruing social advantages for themselves and their children. Instead, these liberal elites, who believe in diversity and meritocracy, feel conflicted about their position in a highly unequal society. As the distance between rich and poor widens, Uneasy Street not only explores the lives of those at the top but also sheds light on how extreme inequality comes to seem ordinary and acceptable to the rest of us.   

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'There have been many cogent analyses of income inequality. Sociologist Rachel Sherman's welcome addition probes the psychology and socio-economics of affluence.' - Barb Kiser, Nature 

ISBN: 9780691191904
ISBN-10: 0691191905
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 14th May 2019
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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