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The Pursuit of Attention
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Charles Derber, author of Corporation Nation and The Wilding of America, is Professor of Sociology at Boston College.

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"A refreshingly balanced, strongly grounded exploration of the routines Americans exploit in competing for attention...."--American Journal of Sociology (on the previous edition) "A refreshingly balanced, strongly grounded exploration of the routines Americans exploit in competing for attention...."--American Journal of Sociology (on the previous edition) "Competition and individualism in America are fresh topics in his hands and he works out a theory which I think is of great interest."--Richard Sennett (on the previous edition) "Derber is on to something important, and I like what he says--it makes much sense. The subject serves the kind of attention (if I may use the word) he's giving it."--Robert Coles (on the previous edition)

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