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A denunciation of the credentialed elite class that serves capitalism while insisting on its own progressive heroism

Professional Managerial Class (PMC) elite workers labor in a world of performative identity and virtue signaling, publicizing an ability to do ordinary things in fundamentally superior ways. Author Catherine Liu shows how the PMC stands in the way of social justice and economic redistribution by promoting meritocracy, philanthropy, and other self-serving operations to abet an individualist path to a better world. Virtue Hoarders is an unapologetically polemical call to reject making a virtue out of taste and consumption habits.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-title, Series page, Title, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. "Transgressing" the Boundaries of Professionalism
  2. pp. 17-34
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  1. The PMC Has Children
  2. pp. 35-44
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  1. The PMC Reads a Book
  2. pp. 45-56
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  1. The PMC Has Sex
  2. pp. 57-72
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 73-78
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 79-81
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 82
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781452966458
Related ISBN
9781517912253
MARC Record
OCLC
1235762749
Pages
90
Launched on MUSE
2021-03-24
Language
English
Open Access
No
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