Popular Culture


Phony Culture
Confidence and Malaise in Contemporary America
James Combs

Popular Press

James Combs argues that an American malaise stems from our construction of a phony culture, a culture dominated by the value of confidence and by the confidence man and woman. The author explores the various dimensions of our cultural phoniness, ranging over phony language, phony people, phony places and things, phony events, phony deals, and phony politics.

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LC: 94-072414 HN
210 pp.  6 x 9
ISBN 0-87972-667-9 Cloth $39.95 t
ISBN 0-87972-668-7 Paper $16.95 t

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