Vance Packard & American Social Criticism
Univ of North Carolina Press, 1994 - 375 pàgines
Vance Packard's number-one bestsellers - Hidden Persuaders (1957), Status Seekers (1959), and Waste Makers (1960) - taught the generation of Americans that came of age in the late 1950s and early 1960s about the dangers posed by advertising, social climbi
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