This abridged edition of Vance Packard's 1959 "The Status Seekers" presents a picture of American society in the late 1950s that allows students to develop a more accurate and complex understanding of an often-caricatured era. Daniel Horowitz's introduction provides historical context, an assssment of the book's impact, and a discussion of its critical reception.Packard, Vance is the author of 'American Social Classes in the 1950s Selections from Vance Packard's the Status Seekers', published 1995 under ISBN 9780312111809 and ISBN 0312111800.
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