Re: [mythsoc] Digest Number 1199
- Alexei wrote:
> I think that there's also a fundamental difference in cultural ethos betweenDavid wrote:
> aristocracy-of-wealth (_haute bourgeoisie_) and artistocracy-of-blood
> (_noblesse_). America has no examples of the latter, and therefore no
> manifestation of their particular ethos. In a country like France, however
> (and most European countries, for that matter), they're two quite separate
> social groups, despite some surface similarities and crossovers....<snip>
> And it is this sense which is meant when it is said that America is aThanks, gentlemen. These were most informative to me and helped extend my own thinking on the
> classless society. America is in this sense so entirely classless, in
> fact, that it's hard for many Americans to imagine what such a class system
> would be like; and those who claim that America isn't classless are
> mistaking the privileges of wealth and fame, or those of "old-boy"
> networks, for those of class....<snip>
matter. I have to read Delaney now.
- At 03:34 PM 3/28/2003 , Gina wrote:
>Thanks, gentlemen. These were most informative to me and helped extend myYou're welcome. One thing will help in finding his books: it's not spelled
>own thinking on the matter. I have to read Delaney now.
Delaney, but Delany. Samuel R. Delany. (Yes, he's a relative -
grand-nephew or something like that - of the Delany sisters.)
- David Bratman