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The Theory of the Leisure Class Overview & Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.

Chapter 1 Introduction Abstract

* Upper classes do not hold industrial positions, only positions with prestige associated with them.

Pecuniary Emulation Abstract

* In primitive cultures, production and consumption were not distinct, but in industrial culture, work is stigmatized by the upper classes.

Conspicuous Leisure Abstract

* In industrial culture, man exhibits power over nature and becomes predatory as a...

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