The sum of small things : a theory of the aspirational class, by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett
September 18, 2017
The Sum of Small Things illustrates how cultural capital leads to lifestyle shifts and what this forecasts, not just for the aspirational class but for everyone. In today’s world, the leisure class has been replaced by new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket, these individuals earnestly buy organic, carry NPR tote bags, and breast-feed their babies. Elizabeth Currid-Halkett discusses how the leisure class has been replaced by new elite, and how their consumer habits affect us all.