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The Sum of Small Things | Princeton University Press
In today’s world, the leisure class has been replaced by a new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket, these individuals earnestly buy organic, carry canvas tote bags, and breast-feed their babies. They care about discreet, inconspicuous consumption—like eating free-range chicken and heirloom tomatoes, wearing organic cotton shirts and TOMS shoes, and listening to the latest podcast. They use their purchasing power to hire nannies and housekeepers, to cultivate their children’s growth, and to practice yoga and Pilates. In The Sum of Small Things, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett dubs this new elite “the aspirational class” and discusses how, through deft decisions about education, health, parenting, and retirement, they reproduce wealth and upward mobility, deepening the ever-wider class divide. With a rich narrative and extensive interviews and research, The Sum of Small Things illustrates how cultural capital leads to lifestyle shifts and examines what these changes will mean for everyone.
class  culture  education  parenting  privilege 
5 weeks ago by dirtystylus
stacy-marie ishmael on Twitter: "I’ve spent a lot of time — in fact my entire career and the whole of undergrad — in spaces dominated by people so wealthy that they have never had to check a bank balance for any reason. This perspective, or lack of
I’ve spent a lot of time — in fact my entire career and the whole of undergrad — in spaces dominated by people so wealthy that they have never had to check a bank balance for any reason. This perspective, or lack of it, determines how you think about people who “need money”.
wealth  privilege  career  techculture  twitterthread  by:stacymarieishmael 
september 2019 by dirtystylus
How Ebony Horton paid off $220,000 worth of student loans in 3 years - Business Insider
“Horton's mother gave the couple a condo that she had purchased at an auction for $13,000 as a wedding gift. It became crucial in wiping away the hefty student-loan tab.”

Related: https://twitter.com/IvanBrandon/status/1141085917395992578
privilege  personalfinance  debt 
june 2019 by dirtystylus

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