Unformatted text preview: • Different clothing/jewelry o LSU apparel o Gender-based clothing o Religious groups Thorsten Veblen , author of “Theory of the Leisure Class.”--Describe lives of people that are independently wealthy o Conspicuous consumption for ostentatious display Consuming cultural artifacts, whose primary focus is to show a person’s standing in society There are certain cultural activities and objects that have been set aside as things that only “rich people” consume, or use to separate themselves from the masses of people “below” them. • What makes a Jaguar or Corvette so special? o “Highbrow” Culture • Less-wealthier people also involve themselves in oppositional codes, such as conspicuous consumption. o Lawn ornaments o Speech • John Gumperz...
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 3601 taught by Professor O'neil during the Spring '11 term at LSU.
- Spring '11
- Social Learning Theory