The author is Ashley Mears and the subtitle is Status and Beauty in the Global Party Circuit. I loved this book, my favorite of the year so far. Haven’t you ever wondered why more books shouldn’t just take social phenomena and explain them, rather than preening their academic feathers with a lot of non-committal dense […] The post Very Important People appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
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Tired of lockdown, pandemic, and rioting? Here is a podcast on some of their polar opposites,...Tired of lockdown, pandemic, and rioting? Here is a podcast on some of their polar opposites, conducted by “a bridge and tunnel guy” with an accomplished sociologist. Here is the audio and transcript, here is the summary: Ashley Mears is a former fashion model turned academic sociologist, and her book Very Important People: Status and Beauty in […] The post My excellent Conversation with Ashley Mears appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.