This is a pioneering work of American cultural history, which connects everyday attitudes and anxieties about failure to lofty ideals of individualism and salesmanship of self. Sandage's storytelling will resonate with all of us as it brings to life forgotten men and women who wrestled with The Loser--the label and the experience--in the days when American capitalism was building a nation of winners.aIf your Honda Civic is repossessed, you are a deadbeat; if you blow $28 million, you have bought a ticket to the big time. ... The trouble with such claims is that shame, then and now, is not so easily banished ... In 1997, University of Texas law professor Lino Graglia provoked controversy when he suggested that Latino andanbsp;...
|Author||:||Scott A Sandage|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press - 2009-06-30|