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Veblen, Thorstein 1857-1929

Works: 784 works in 3,600 publications in 8 languages and 69,503 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Graphic novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Honoree, Other, Creator, 070, Editor
Classifications: HB831, 330.1
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The theory of the leisure class. 1899 by Thorstein Veblen( )

325 editions published between 1899 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 7,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veblen's classic study indicts the nineteenth-century socio-economic system which based class status on the accumulation of material wealth
The theory of the leisure class : an economic study of institutions by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

267 editions published between 1899 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 3,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic of economic and social theory offers a satiric examination of the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption," exposing the emptiness of many cherished standards of taste, education, dress, and culture. Since first appearing in 1899, it has become a classic of social theory that has contributed to the modernization of economic policy
The higher learning in America; a memorandum on the conduct of universities by business men by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

75 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 2,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Veblen's insights into the American university system at the outset of the twentieth century are as provocative today as they were when first published. Insisting that institutions of higher learning should be dedicated solely to the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, he urged American universities to abandon commitments to extraneous pursuits such as athletics, community service, and vocational education. He also believed that the corporate model of governance--with university boards of trustees dominated by well-to-do businessmen and university presidents who functioned essentially as businessmen in academic dress--mandated unsavory techniques of salesmanship and self-promotion that threatened to reduce institutions of higher learning to the status of competitive business enterprises."--Publisher's Web site
The theory of business enterprise by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

190 editions published between 1904 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of chapters included in the volume, the fifth, on Loan credit, is taken, without substantial change, from volume IV of the Decennial publications of the University of Chicago, where it appears as a monograph."--Pref. First published l904
The engineers and the price system by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

113 editions published between 1901 and 2020 in English and German and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published 1921. Includes bibliographical references
Imperial Germany and the industrial revolution by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

94 editions published between 1915 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immediately after checking into the Kurosaki Clinic with a mysterious scar on his back, the muscle-bound Chad goes AWOL. Accompanying Chad is a talking parakeet imbued with the soul of a young boy named Yuichi. It doesn't take newbie Soul Reaper Ichigo Kurosaki long to surmise that a Hollow must be involved. Ichigo is about to sidcover that not every soul is bound for the Soul Society, especially if it's tainted with innocent blood
Absentee ownership and business enterprise in recent times; the case of America by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

88 editions published between 1923 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absentee Ownership is an inquiry into the economic situation as it has taken shape in the twentieth century, particularly as exemplified in the case of America. According to Thorstein Veblen, absentee ownership is the main and immediate controlling interest in the life of civilized men. It is the paramount issue between the civilized nations, and guides the conduct of their affairs at home and abroad. World War I, says Veblen, arose out of a conflict of absentee interests and the peace was negotiated with a view to stabilize them. Part I of the book is occupied with a summary description of that range of economic circumstances and that sequence of economic growth and change that led up through the nineteenth century and have come to a head in the twentieth century. Part II is an objective, theoretical analysis of those economic circumstances described in the first part of the book. Marion Levy writes in his introduction about the phrase "absentee ownership" and how it has a definite connotation, representing a dark figure in the economic system, a frustration of desired levels of self-sufficiency. In the early days, the giants of business enterprise had faces-Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Ford, Edison-but they all turned into faceless bureaucracies, says Levy. The giants may not have been nice, but they had faces and human traits. Absentee ownership wiped that out for the common man. Veblen's book continues to be of vital importance to the studies of economics, political theory, and sociology
The instinct of workmanship, and the state of the industrial arts by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

136 editions published between 1912 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Instinct of Workmanship and the State of the Industrial Arts, originally issued in 1914, is described by Murray Murphey as his "most important work." In this volume that the theoretical foundations are put forth on full display. Veblen's juxtaposition of the instinctive values of community welfare in contrast to the pecuniary values of commercial exchange was the basis of his later, more famous works. The book makes plain Veblen's basic dichotomy between technological institutions for making goods and the pecuniary institutions for making money. Veblen's book is taken up with the casual processes in the history of culture centered on human instincts and habits. For him, a change in the natural or social conditions produces effects only by changing the behavior of people. The whole panoply of habits, instincts, and motives, points to a theory of social and cultural change which substantially differs from the pragmatic tradition that swept America in the early decades of this century. Veblen makes so many unique contributions and insights that his work outlives the limitations of its theoretical shell. As is the case for most Veblen's works, footnotes and references are sparse, no index is provided, and the reader is left to fill in the missing paraphernalia the way one does with a novel. Indeed, the reader is swept along Veblen's captivating rhetoric in seven brilliant chapters moving from the instincts in primitive technology, to the current state of industrial arts, to the examination of predatory culture invited to the civilizational table by the competitive system, and finally into a contrast of handicrafts and machine industry. Veblen offers a dramaturgy and a morality of the industrial order of his time: much has changed, but a great deal remains the same and is easily identifiable by the discerning reader. In this passage through text and time, Murphey is the perfect guide, displaying a keen knowledge of philosophy, psychology"--Provided by publisher
The place of science in modern civilisation, and other essays by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

84 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Veblen by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

33 editions published between 1948 and 1977 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A list of Veblen's books": pages 629-630."Further reading on Veblen": pages 630-632
An inquiry into the nature of peace and the terms of its perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

57 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Great War raged, Veblen, a leading thinker of his day, pondered just what it would take to create a peaceful world, and what such a world might look like. Veblen's answer (1917) included a league of peaceful and democratic nations, and the neutralization of Germany as a future military threat
Essays in our changing order by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

63 editions published between 1934 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in Our Changing Order is the ninth volume in the collected works of America's pre-eminent social scientist. Each volume has a new opening essay, in this case, a comprehensive review of Veblen's works by Scott Bowman that stands by itself as a premier statement. Using an innovative framework, Bowman sees Veblen as concerned with three unifying themes; the dynamic interrelationships between instinct, habits of thought, environment, and social change in human evolution; the essential contradiction between business and industry sustained by the instinctual dominance of pecuniary exploit over workmanlike efficiency: and the role of ideological and animistic thinking in human affairs. This volume of Veblen's most important studies, published posthumously in 1936, illustrates and embellishes the themes Bowman outlines in a variety of ways, and is remarkable for its contemporanity and literary freshness
What Veblen taught; selected writings of Thorstein Veblen by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

30 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vested interests and the common man. The modern point of view and the new order by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

20 editions published between 1919 and 2019 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vested interests and the common man : ("The modern point of view and the new order") by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

54 editions published between 1919 and 2001 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of the leisure class : with an introd. by John Kenneth Galbraith by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

17 editions published between 1931 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly treatise on the social attitudes and values which condone the misuse of wealth
Essays, reviews, and reports; previously uncollected writings by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

20 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thorstein Veblen; [selections from his work by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théorie de la classe de loisir. by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in French and English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Aron dit dans sa préface que, parmi les sociologues méconnus, Veblen est le plus célèbre. Le présent ouvrage de ce fils de paysan norvégien, mort en 1929, analyse et décrit une comédie sociale "où les hommes fortunés apparaissent épris d'argent, de gloire et de prestige, jamais rassasiés, car le succès de chacun ne s'apprécie que dans la mesure où il surclasse celui des autres". Une oeuvre qui a vieilli "sans prendre de rides."
Theorie der feinen Leute eine ökonomische Untersuchung der Institutionen by Thorstein Veblen( Book )

30 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The theory of the leisure class. 1899
The theory of the leisure class : an economic study of institutionsThe theory of business enterpriseThe engineers and the price systemImperial Germany and the industrial revolutionAbsentee ownership and business enterprise in recent times; the case of AmericaThe instinct of workmanship, and the state of the industrial artsThe place of science in modern civilisation, and other essaysAn inquiry into the nature of peace and the terms of its perpetuation
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