How Names, Fashions, and Culture Change

Overview: What accounts for our tastes? Why and how do they change over time? Stanley Lieberson analyzes children's first names to develop an original theory of fashion.

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Book Description: What accounts for our tastes? Why and how do they change over time? Stanley Lieberson analyzes children’s first names to develop an original theory of fashion. He disputes the commonly-held notion that tastes in names (and other fashions) simply reflect societal shifts.

Book Details

  • Title: A Matter of Taste
  • Subtitle: How Names, Fashions, and Culture Change
  • Authors: Merriam-Webster, Inc
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Published Date: 2000-12-30
  • Category: Society, Social Science
  • Ratings Count: 1
  • Average rating: 5

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