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Ringvorlesung: Wer will ich sein? Wer darf ich sein?

Uni-Veranstaltungen

"New Money in the New World: Historical and Literary Perspectives on the Nouveaux Riches in US American Culture", Prof. Dr. Regina Schober (HHU) und Prof. Dr. Reinhild Kreis (Universität Siegen)

"Old money" versus "new money": Around 1900, this distinction separated long-established families from newcomers who had gained their wealth from new industries such as steel and oil. The "Nouveaux riches" with their incredible wealth shook established hierarchies and social orders. Whereas they demanded social recognition, established families looked down on the newly rich as "parvenus" and did everything to prevent them from climbing the social ladder. This talk will shed light on US American discourses around the "Nouveaux Riches". Teil fünf der Ringvorlesung zu Statussymbolen und Repräsentationsstrategien von Aufsteigern (auf Englisch).

Veranstaltungsdetails

16.05.2022, 19:30 Uhr - 21:00 Uhr
Verbundprojekt Parvenue
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