do you know anything about Bobos?
May 24, 2008 9:48am CST
i just have a piece of homework to have a comment on Bobos..do you guys have any idea about that? pls tell me and help me finish my homework..THX so much
25 May 08
I did a little search and this is what I came up with: Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class And How They Got There (ISBN 0-684-85378-7) is a book by David Brooks, first published in 2000. The word bobo, Brooks's most famous coinage, is a portmanteau of the words bourgeois and bohemian. The term is used by Brooks to describe the 1990s' descendants of the yuppies. Often of the corporate upper class, they rarely oppose mainstream society, claim highly tolerant views of others, buy lots of expensive and exotic items, and believe American society to be meritocratic. Bobo is often used in place of the word yuppie, which has usually negative connotations. In fact, even Brooks uses yuppie in a negative sense throughout his book. Three cheers for 500 posts and the power of copy and paste!!!