A Nation of Realtors: A Cultural History of the Twentieth-Century American Middle Class
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BeschreibungA history of the real estate profession that rethinks the impact of gender and class tensions in twentieth-century America.
PortraitJeffrey M. Hornstein is District Organizing Coordinator for Local 32BJ of the ServiceEmployees International Union in Philadelphia. He has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Maryland.
Pressestimmen"persuasively demonstrates [that Realtors] have permanently inscribed the American middle class with the virtues of ownership and professionalism." Times Literary Supplement "A Nation of Realtors(r) will be an instant classic. It is a brilliant window into the cultural politics of the real estate industry, the best study we have of Realtors(r), and an incisive analysis of the making of the modern American middle class. Jeffrey M. Hornstein's writing sparkles with an unusually sophisticated and accessible theoretical engagement of his archival sources."--- Daniel J. Walkowitz, co-editor of Memory and the Impact of Political Transformation in Public Space "An ingenious and illuminating interpretation of a topic that is at the center of middle-class life in the twentieth-century United States but that historians have somehow managed to overlook until now. The 'American dream' will never look quite the same in the light of Jeffrey M. Hornstein's fine book."--Jackson Lears, author of Something for Nothing: Luck in America and editor in chief of Raritan "A Nation of Realtors(r) will be an instant classic. It is a brilliant window into the cultural politics of the real estate industry, the best study we have of Realtors, and an incisive analysis of the making of the modern American middle class. Jeffrey M. Hornstein's writing sparkles with an unusually sophisticated and accessible theoretical engagement of his archival sources."--Daniel J. 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Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: DUKE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2005
Seitenanzahl: 252 Seiten