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Uneasy Street

Wade Miller

Uneasy Street

by Wade Miller

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Published by Signet .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatMass Market Paperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10267670M
ISBN 100451012577
ISBN 109780451012579

  Uneasy Street is a closely observed study of how the urban rich view money - and the relationship between money and parenting, marriage, and politics. More interestingly, Uneasy Street enables those of us who are perhaps less curious about the lives of the rich to understand how class privilege is formed, protected, and replicated in the US. Uneasy Street | A surprising and revealing look at how today's elite view their own wealth and place in societyFrom TV's "real housewives" to The Wolf of Wall Street, our popular culture portrays the wealthy as materialistic and entitled.

  Verdict: "Uneasy Street" is a thorough (and sometimes sympathetic) look at the lives of 1%er New Yorkers, illustrating that they have basically the same concerns as everyone else, just on a different scale. The book advances several interesting ideas but is somewhat let down by promising more than it could : Paul Hively.   Uneasy Street: A Billfold Book Review By Nicole Dieker Octo Last month, we looked at a NYT essay called “What the Rich Won’t Tell You.” (That’s the one where the woman took the labels off her bread so her nanny wouldn’t know they were spending $6 per loaf.).

Introduction | 3 Their struggle was inner hurdle that I have to get over.” She was still so uneasy with the fact that they lived in a penthouse that she had asked the post office to change their mailing address so it would include the parents I interviewed for this book, who ranged from Wall Street financiers and corporate lawyers to File Size: KB. Instead, these liberal elites, who believe in diversity and meritocracy, feel conflicted about their position in a highly unequal society. As the distance between rich and poor widens, Uneasy Street not only explores the lives of those at the top but also sheds light on how extreme inequality comes to seem ordinary and acceptable to the rest of by: 9.


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The sociologist Rachel Sherman’s new book, Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence, draws on her interviews with 50 wealthy New Yorkers to give us a sense. Sherman takes a dispassionate approach to find out how those who are 'benefitting from rising economic inequality' experience 'their own social advantages.' She elicits her subjects Cited by: 9.

Uneasy Street is a lucid and interesting study of affluent New Yorkers and their attitudes towards spending, parenting, and morals. If you're into sociology, there's plenty to chew on here. I can't fault Uneasy Street for being dry as dust, since it's essentially a textbook.

But it is worth noting that the academic nature of the book makes it /5. "Uneasy Street looks at how rich people talk about the choices they make about money, and how that talk constructs a moral universe in which they can claim legitimacy for their advantages. This book is full of astute observations and sensitive interpretations, and its argument is new and profoundly important."—Allison J.

Pugh, University of. Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence 2nd Edition by Rachel Sherman (Author) › Visit Amazon's Rachel Sherman Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author.

Are you an author. Learn about Author Central /5(36). This is the emotionally fraught life event that the sociologist Rachel Sherman in her book Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence chooses to focus on.

In. Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence by Rachel Sherman. A surprising and revealing look at how today's elite view their own wealth and place in societyFrom TV’s “real housewives” to The Wolf of Wall Street, our popular culture portrays the wealthy as materialistic and entitled.

Billionaire Wilderness takes you inside the exclusive world of the ultra-wealthy, showing how today's richest people are using the natural environment to solve the existential dilemmas they face. Justin Farrell spent five years in Teton County, Wyoming, the richest county in the United States and a community where income inequality is the worst in the nation.

In Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence, Rachel Sherman undertakes 50 in-depth interviews with rich New Yorkers to consider how they navigate their anxieties and the negative connotations surrounding extreme wealth.

The frank accounts offered in the book provide a complex picture of elite consumption and the attempt to reconcile affluence and moral legitimacy, finds Jonathan Yong Tienxhi.

"This exceptionally interesting book examines how one group of wealthy people understands and experiences its extraordinary privilege. Sherman's analysis of elites is long overdue, especially as the popular discourse on inequality has exploded.

Beautifully written, Uneasy Street is an exceptional piece of work."—Juliet Schor, author of True Brand: Princeton University Press.

Uneasy Street book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. Uneasy Street The Anxieties of Affluence (Book): Sherman, Rachel: "Rachel Sherman draws on rare in-depth interviews that she conducted with fifty affluent New Yorkers--including hedge fund financiers and corporate lawyers, professors and artists, and stay-at-home mothers--to examine their lifestyle choices and their understanding of privilege.

That all changed with Rachel Sherman’s Uneasy Street With each reading, I’m a little more unsettled, and more. Worthwhile humanizing ensues, as do plenty of squirm-inducing moments.”—John Williams, New York Times Book Review “Sherman offers something new and surprising: a look inside the 1 per cent’s minds.

Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence (Hardcover) Average rating: 4 out of 5 stars, based on 2 reviews 2 reviews.

But what do we really know about those who live on "easy street". In this penetrating book, Rachel Sherman draws on rare in-depth interviews that she conducted with fifty affluent New Yorkers--including hedge fund financiers 4/5(2). In Uneasy Street, Sherman offers a remarkable look inside the world of affluence and shows how the liberal elite struggles to attain moral worthiness.

This book skillfully advances our understanding of social class and makes an important contribution to the sociology of money."--Viviana A. Zelizer, author of Economic Lives. Having lost Louisa in the dark and rain and being anxious to bear the tidings to Bounderby, Mrs.

Sparsit goes to London and seeks him out at his hotel in St. James' Street. Although she has a sore throat from her drenching and is barely able to talk, Mrs.

Sparsit relates the news of Louisa's supposed elopement and faints at the feet of the. As the distance between rich and poor widens, Uneasy Street not only explores the real lives of those at the top but also sheds light on how extreme inequality comes to seem ordinary and acceptable to the rest of us.

Author bio: Rachel Sherman is associate professor of sociology at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College. Uneasy Street is an important book. It is an all too rare empirical study of how the rich see themselvesDaniel Ben-Ami, Spiked Review Although it is easy to judge the rich for [their] 'anxieties', Rachel Sherman suggests that this often distracts us from examining the wider 'systems of distribution that produce inequality'.4/5(25).

Uneasy Street - The Anxieties of Affluence Rachel Sherman. Publisher: Princeton University Press 0 0 0 Summary A surprising and revealing look at how today’s elite view their wealth and place in society From TV’s “real housewives” to The Wolf of Wall Street, our popular culture portrays the wealthy as materialistic and entitled.

Get this from a library. Uneasy street: the anxieties of affluence. [Rachel Sherman] -- "Rachel Sherman draws on rare in-depth interviews that she conducted with fifty affluent New Yorkers--including hedge fund financiers and corporate lawyers, professors and artists, and stay-at-home.

Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence by Rachel Sherman Rating: ★★★★ Date Finished: October 27th, Reading Time: A week. By the time I finished reading the first page, I was overcome with the feeling that something was missing.

A surprising and revealing look at how today’s elite view their own wealth and place in society. From TV’s “real housewives” to The Wolf of Wall Street, our popular culture portrays the wealthy as materialistic and what do we really know about those who live on “easy street”?

In this penetrating book, Rachel Sherman draws on rare in-depth interviews that she conducted. "Uneasy Street looks at how rich people talk about the choices they make about money, and how that talk constructs a moral universe in which they can claim legitimacy for their advantages.

This book is full of astute observations and sensitive interpretations, and its argument is new and profoundly important."--Allison J. Pugh, University of /5(). NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a launch event for Rachel Sherman's new book Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence (Princeton University Press, ).

Sherman will be present in conversation with Ron Lieber. From TV’s “real housewives” to The Wolf of Wall Street, our popular culture portrays the wealthy as materialistic and.