Social Climbers


Author: Beth Dunn

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438933614

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

View: 5979

Social Climbers


Author: Evita d’Gor

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781434302045

Category: Drama

Page: 344

View: 2659

Social Climbers by Evita de Gor is a hilarious tale of a family desperately seeking prestige and status among the worlds elite. Abraham Gold, a humble Polish migr, comes to Australia penniless. By dint of hard work, common sense and uncanny business acumen, within a few years he becomes an extremely wealthy property developer. Still, he continues to live frugally, quite content to see his constantly accumulating wealth. When he accidentally overhears a conversation about a possibility of buying an aristocratic title, he senses an opportunity to change his priorities and transform his life. After getting the necessary legal advice, he institutes a series of changes in his household. In comes the highly-recommended English butler, his residence is stylishly redecorated, and a brand new Rolls with a chauffer is ready to take Abraham and his family on a brand new adventure. As the story unfolds, the Golds experience a series of baffling setbacks and epiphanies. Their daughter, Rosie, is subjected to compulsory charm school, foreign language tutoring, European tours, and baffling beauty treatments. Various suitorsimpostors and real aristocratscompete for Ms. Golds plump hand. In the meantime, Abraham Gold has an affair with a young and voluptuous woman, who later turns out to be his sons fiance. Not to be outdone, Abrahams wife, Tania, surgically restores her youthful looks in order to better compete for her husbands fading charms. When Rosie eventually meets a man of her heart, it turns out that he is only a poor musician and a feverish search for a suitable beau must urgently resume. At long last, when Rosies wedding to an impoverished and thirty-something French comte is announced on the front pages of tabloids, it seems that the Golds have finally reached the pinnacle of high society. In a final plot twist, the wedding does take place in Venice, albeit with some unexpected changes in the cast of revelers. Throughout this heartwarming tale, the author deftly sketches all characters and cleverly resolves the stories of Abraham and Tania, Rosie and her real love, and various other members of the colourful Gold household.

Studying mammals: The social climbers


Author: The Open University

Publisher: The Open University



Page: N.A

View: 9557

This 10-hour free course explained some of the characteristics that make monkeys so similar to humans.

The Social Climber's Handbook

A Novel


Author: Molly Jong-Fast

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0345526333

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3159

HIGH SOCIETY CAN BE A KILLER. Upper East Side socialite Daisy Greenbaum is accustomed to the finer things—designer clothes, summers in the Hamptons, elite private school educations for her daughters, and a staggeringly expensive Park Avenue apartment. But Daisy finds her well-heeled lifestyle on precarious footing after her husband, master of the universe Dick Greenbaum, learns about some shady dealings that threaten his position at The Bank. Daisy refuses to allow her family to slip down the social ladder, so she devises a madcap plan: Anyone who jeopardizes her place at the top will simply have to be dispatched—six feet under. From Dick’s arrogant boss to his scheming former mistress to a pair of nosy bloggers, Daisy’s hit list is a who’s who of big names with even bigger secrets. But with the body count rising as the Dow Jones falls, can Daisy really get away with murder? From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Social Climber's Bible

A Book of Manners, Practical Tips, and Spiritual Advice for the Upwardly Mobile


Author: Dirk Wittenborn,Jazz Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698141903

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 9387

Welcome fledging Social Climbers! Allow us to show you the way. Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it, so what’s the big deal? You shouldn’t be punished for wanting to improve your lot in life! This is America, after all. Johnson & Johnson heiress Jazz Johnson is a lifelong insider in that rarefied world that fans of both Downton Abbey and Gossip Girl dream about. Raconteur Dirk Wittenborn is old enough to remember when sex was safe and cocaine wasn’t addictive. In short, Jazz belongs to some of the most exclusive clubs in the world, whereas Dirk has been kicked out of them. Who better to guide you? In the grand tradition of True Prep and The Hipster Handbook, The Social Climber’s Bible will teach you everything you need to know to become a pro Mountaineer: The Art of Social Climbing at gallery openings, cocktail parties, and funerals Social Climbing as a family How to handle sex, dating, marriage, and love Your social climbing IQ and how to improve it How to spot a Big Fish, Whale, Turtle or Unicorn, and what they can do for you


Social Climbers of the Forest


Author: Tamsin Constable

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789471536

Category: Nature

Page: 96

View: 7396

Explores the world of chimpanzees, tracing their daily activities, their development from birth to adulthood, their social hierarchy, and how they overcome problems in the wild.

Commoners, Climbers and Notables

A Sampler of Studies on Social Ranking in the Middle East


Author: Christoffel A. O. van Nieuwenhuijze

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004050655

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 8493

Ethnicity, Belonging and Biography

Ethnographical and Biographical Perspectives


Author: Gabriele Rosenthal,Artur Bogner

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825816117

Category: Social Science

Page: 405

View: 3300

The subjects of ethnicity and collective belonging have enjoyed high priority on the agenda of social science research over the last 20 years. Nevertheless there is need (and considerable scope) for further mutual adjustment and refinement of theoretical concepts, substantive empirical discoveries and research techniques. This volume offers a contribution to such efforts by leading practitioners of qualitative research with backgrounds in diverse disciplines. Their research focuses on the perspectives and biographical experiences of concrete "historical" actors within the contexts of migration, cultural diversity and social conflicts.

The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics


Author: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy,Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111825726X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

View: 3392

Written by an international team of leading scholars, this groundbreaking reference work explores the nature of language change and diffusion, and paves the way for future research in this rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field. Features 35 newly-written essays from internationally acclaimed experts that reflect the growth and vitality of the burgeoning area of historical sociolinguistics Examines how sociolinguistic theoretical models, methods, findings, and expertise can be used to reconstruct a language's past in order to explain linguistic changes and developments Bridges the gap between the past and the present in linguistic studies Structured thematically into sections exploring: origins and theoretical assumptions; methods for the sociolinguistic study of the history of languages; linguistic and extra-linguistic variables; historical dialectology, language contact and diffusion; and attitudes to language

The Social Climber's Handbook

A Shameless Guide


Author: Nimrod Kamer

Publisher: Bis Publishers

ISBN: 9789063694838


Page: 112

View: 9236

Some people are obsessively invested in climbing the social ladder. Author Nimrod Kamer (Vice, GQ) undermines this from within as he inserts himself in numerous political or celebrity events. His resum� lists Uber trolling, penetrating members clubs and having Kanye West ask for his information after presenting himself as the editor of his Wikipedia page. The book is full of humorous tips and tricks based on experiences of the author (the self-proclaimed most ambitious social climber alive). With a witty and provocative pen he shows how to penetrate a world that's obsessed with status. High skilled jobs are going away to machines, no one will help you get ahead in life if you don't grow some guts mixed with disesteem and disrepute. Forget your dignity, let yourself be thrown out once in a while or blacklisted, wear their loathing with pride. Some say social climbing is crass and rude, actually it's just an appropriate form of class warfare. The world's obsessed with status not skill, and attempting to change it from outside is futile. The only way to throw some shade of your own is shamelessly undermine high society from within.

The Mark of the Social

Discovery Or Invention?


Author: John D. Greenwood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847683086

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 854

What does it mean to be "social"? Is there any intrinsic "mark" of the social shared by behaviour, language, development, identity and science? This book sheds light on these questions and contains the thoughts of 12 philosophers and social scientists from a variety of disciplines.

To Marry an English Lord

Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery


Author: Gail MacColl,Carol McD. Wallace

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761171983

Category: History

Page: 414

View: 1531

AMERICAN HEIRESSES TAKE ON THE PEERAGE. In 1895 nine American girls, including a Vanderbilt (railroads), LaRoche (pharmaceuticals), Rogers (oil), and Whitney (New York trolleys), married peers of the British realm—among them, a duke, an earl, three barons, and a knight. It was the peak year of a social phenomenon that began in the Gilded Age after the Civil War, and handed down the legacy of Anglomania, preppies, and the world of the television series, Downton Abbey. In all, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles. Filled with a wealth of historical personalities, grand houses, gossipy anecdotes, and a feature called comme il faut—the very finest points of etiquette that ruled Victorian and Edwardian society—To Marry an English Lord is their story. Filled with vivid personalities, gossipy anecdotes, grand houses, and a wealth of period details—plus photographs, illustrations, quotes, and the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette—To Marry An English Lord is social history at its liveliest and most accessible.

Town & Country Social Graces

Words of Wisdom on Civility in a Changing Society


Author: Jim Brosseau

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781588167248

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 9932

Identifies the principles of modern etiquette and the courteous methods of life, including proper times to talk on a cell phone, tolerance of others, and e-mail etiquette.

The Social Evolution of Indonesia

The Asiatic Mode of Production and Its Legacy


Author: F. Tichelman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400988966

Category: History

Page: 314

View: 9811

At a fairly early stage of socialism's penetration into the Afro-Asian world, a handful of European social democrats established an Indian Social-Democratic Association (lSDV). They did so in a country, Indonesia, that was economically little developed and far away from any of the centres of European socialism and Asiatic radical-national ism. The ISDV was soon able to bring its influence to bear on sec tions of the urban proletariat and to build up an Indonesian revol utionary movement. This occurred in sharp competition with a nascent nationalist leadership, and then without the usual inter mediary role played by radicalizing groups of native intelligentsia. In this way, Dutch social democrats laid the foundations for one of the first communist parties in Asia and Africa, a party which was des tined to become one of the few communist mass parties of the Third World. However, in contrast to the major communist movements of China-Vietnam, this Indonesian party was to demonstrate a basic weakness: successive and catastrophic defeats. ! If we leave out Japan, the only non-Western country where a capi talist industrial revolution occurred, we see that foreign and particu larly Western minorities frequently did playa dominant role in the initial and formative phases of the socialist and workers' movements of the Afro-Asiatic world.

The Social History of Rome (Routledge Revivals)


Author: Dr Geza Alfoldy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317668588

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 4687

This study, first published in German in 1975, addresses the need for a comprehensive account of Roman social history in a single volume. Specifically, Alföldy attempts to answer three questions: What is the meaning of Roman social history? What is entailed in Roman social history? How is it to be conceived as history? Alföldy’s approach brings social structure much closer to political development, following the changes in social institutions in parallel with the broader political milieu. He deals with specific problems in seven periods: Archaic Rome, the Republic down to the Second Punic War, the structural change of the second century BC, the end of the Republic, the Early Empire, the crisis of the third century AD and the Late Empire. Excellent bibliographical notes specify the most important works on each subject, making it useful to the graduate student and scholar as well as to the advanced and well-informed undergraduate.

Reading the American Novel 1865-1914


Author: G. R. Thompson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0631234063

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 434

View: 6818

An indispensable tool for teachers and students of American literature, Reading the American Novel 1865-1914 provides a comprehensive introduction to the American novel in the post-civil war period. Locates American novels and stories within a specific historical and literary context Offers fresh analyses of key selected literary works Addresses a wide audience of academics and non-academics in clear, accessible prose Demonstrates the changing mentality of 19th-century America entering the 20th century Explores the relationship between the intellectual and artistic output of the time and the turbulent socio-political context

The Sentiment of Spending

Intimate Relationships and the Consumerist Environment in the Works of Zola, Rachilde, Maupassant, and Huysmans


Author: Alison M. K. Walls

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433102721

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

View: 2938

The nineteenth century saw a fundamental change in the practice and psychology of shopping with the appearance of the department store: La Samaritaine in Paris (1869), Macy’s in New York (1858) and Harrods in London (1849) were early representations of Western consumer culture. The Sentiment of Spending examines this shift first on a socio-historic level and then through the literary lens of some of the century’s most vital authors, the exponents of Naturalism – Emile Zola, Guy de Maupassant, and Jori-Karl Huysmans – as well as the fascinating, if rarely studied, Rachilde. In the works discussed, the characters reveal through their interpersonal, sexual, and sentimental relationships the penetrating effects of a consumerist culture. As both a literary and social analysis, this book also addresses the moral question inherent in a world where shopping and sentiment are so inextricably intertwined. The Sentiment of Spending provides profound insights into some essential texts, and is an engaging read for anyone with an interest in French literature and its reflection of our society.