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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

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same habitus and black North Face down vest

Rank-and-file members of tech companies share similar sensibilities with their billionaire executives: same habitus and black North Face down vest, but very different stock packages. They both prefer functional, authentic goods made with artisanal craftsmanship. There is goodness and beauty in sour…

—p.237 Status and Culture: How Our Desire for Social Rank Creates Taste, Identity, Art, Fashion, and Constant Change Chapter Ten: The Internet Age (223) by W. David Marx
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the Internet isn’t really a thing at all

Before we explore the internet’s impact on culture, we must first heed the sociologist Duncan Watts’s warning: “The Internet isn’t really a thing at all. Rather, it’s shorthand for an entire period of history, and all the interlocking technological, economic, and social changes that happened therei…

—p.226 Chapter Ten: The Internet Age (223) by W. David Marx
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seeks to be amused and charmed by it

The fifties boom is a clear example of the cultural phenomenon we call retro, defined by the music critic and historian Simon Reynolds as “a self-conscious fetish for period stylisation (in music, clothes, design) expressed creatively through pastiche and citation.” Where customs, traditions, class…

—p.214 Chapter Nine: History and Continuity (203) by W. David Marx
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Marxists complain

Mass media and mass manufacturers, however, do speed up fashion cycles by ensuring we become aware of trends beyond what we can directly observe and by removing the obstacles to participation. This quickly turns little-known conventions into broad social norms. Companies are able to make this happe…

—p.199 Chapter Eight: Fashion Cycles (167) by W. David Marx
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the entire pattern of American life

The career of Glenn O’Brien demonstrates the crucial role of the mass media in moving trends through the cultural ecosystem. Elite conventions stay exclusive unless the media expands the common knowledge to people of lower status tiers. The Condé Nast empire of magazines, from The New Yorker to Vog…

—p.178 Chapter Eight: Fashion Cycles (167) by W. David Marx