Everyone's a Winner

Everyone's a Winner

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Every kindergarten soccer player gets a trophy. Many high schools name dozens of seniors as valedictoriansa€”of the same class. Cars sport bumper stickers that read a€œUSAa€”Number 1.a€ Prizes proliferate in every corner of American society, and excellence is trumpeted with ratings that range from a€œAcademy Award winner!a€ to a€œBest Neighborhood Pizza!a€ In Everyonea€™s a Winner, Joel Besta€” acclaimed author of Damned Lies and Statistics and many other booksa€”shines a bright light on the increasing abundance of status in our society and considers what it all means. With humor and insight, Best argues that status affluence fosters social worlds and, in the process, helps give meaning to life in a large society.Life in Our Congratulatory Culture Joel Best ... This show is not about me. ... The people who watch this show. Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report In 1968, the Canadian branch of Purina (the pet food company) established the Purina Animal Hall ... In its first forty years, the program honored 109 dogs, 23 cats, and 1 horse.

Title:Everyone's a Winner
Author:Joel Best
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2011-02-05


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