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Envy Up, Scorn Down: How Status Divides Us: How Status Divides Us

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The United States was founded on the principle of equal opportunity for all, and this ethos continues to inform the nation's collective identity. In reality, however, absolute equality is elusive. The gap between rich and poor has widened in recent decades, and the United States has the highest level of economic inequality of any developed country. Social class and other d ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 21st 2011 by Russell Sage Foundation (first published April 1st 2011)
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Peter Mcloughlin
This is a disturbing book. While being social creatures is a great quality about humans it has a dark side. The fact that we are social and that each individual is different invites a strong tendency to compare ourselve to those around us. We form hierarchies natural and spend a lot of time wondering where we stand compared to others. This leads to two ugly emotions that relate directly to the hierarchies we engage with daily. These emotions are envy and scorn. We envy those we consider better ...more
Ben
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful summary of the research on social status, scorn, and envy. A lot of the times lately, I've found that the psychology books I've been reading are about the same or similar stuff. This was quite enlightening, new information, to the point where I wish to read it again, and would like to summarize / pull out quotes.
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Nov 09, 2011 rated it liked it
would love to discuss this with the a author as I found the book fascinating but had many"where do you go from here?" questions.
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