The Yuppie Handbook 1984 Summary

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The Yuppie Handbook 1984 Summary

Contents • • • • • • • Characteristics [ ] Author and political commentator has written: Yuppism, remember, is not definable entirely by income or class. Rather, it is a late-twentieth-century cultural phenomenon of self-absorbed young professionals, earning good pay, enjoying the cultural attractions of sophisticated urban life and thought, and generally out of touch with, indeed antithetical to, most of the challenges and concerns of a far less well-off and more parochial Middle America. History [ ] was credited for coining the term in 1982, although this is contested. The first printed appearance of the word was in a May 1980 Chicago magazine article. The term gained currency in the United States in 1983 when syndicated newspaper columnist published a story about a business networking group founded in 1982 by the former radical leader, formerly of the (whose members were called '); Greene said he had heard people at the networking group (which met at to soft classical music) joke that Rubin had 'gone from being a yippie to being a yuppie'. The headline of Greene's story was From Yippie to Yuppie.

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Humorist Alice Kahn claimed to have coined the word in a 1983 column. This claim is disputed. The proliferation of the word was affected by the publication of The Yuppie Handbook in January 1983 (a take on ), followed by Senator 's 1984 candidacy as a 'yuppie candidate' for President of the United States. The term was then used to describe a political demographic group of but voters favoring his candidacy. Magazine declared 1984 'The Year of the Yuppie', characterizing the salary range, occupations, and politics of 'yuppies' as 'demographically hazy'.

The alternative acronym yumpie, for young upwardly mobile professional, was also current in the 1980s but failed to catch on. In a 1985 issue of, Theressa Kersten at described a 'yuppie backlash' by people who fit the demographic profile yet express resentment of the label: 'You're talking about a class of people who put off having families so they can make payments on the. Adobe Photoshop Cs4 Dersleri Pdf. To be a Yuppie is to be a loathsome undesirable creature'. Leo Shapiro, a in Chicago, responded, ' always winds up being derogatory.

It doesn't matter whether you are trying to advertise to farmers, or Yuppies, no one likes to be neatly lumped into some group'. The word lost most of its political connotations and, particularly after the, gained the negative socio-economic connotations that it sports today. On April 8, 1991, magazine proclaimed the death of the 'yuppie' in a mock. The term has experienced a resurgence in usage during the 2000s and 2010s.