For a theoretical treatise on what contemporary culture is and how it works, STATUS AND CULTURE proves a surprisingly entertaining listen. Narrator Daniel Henning has a knack for highlighting key terms and ideas in a conversational tone of voice. This helps him present the elements of author David Marx's "grand theory of culture" in a clear and accessible manner. According to Marx, it's not so much "status AND culture," but "status IS culture." His examples and case studies--about what we wear, what we eat and drink, what we read and view--are fun to follow. His overall message--that our tastes are determined by our desire to be seen as members of a cultural elite--never varies from start to finish. J.H. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593592762 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593592779 $95.00
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