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Vance Packard

AKA Vance Oakley Packard

Born: 22-May-1914
Birthplace: Granville Summit, PA
Died: 12-Dec-1996
Location of death: Martha's Vineyard, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Sociologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Hidden Persuaders

Pop sociologist and social critic. Author of The Hidden Persuaders, a deconstruction of 1950s advertising techniques, and The Waste Makers, a critique of planned obsolescence.

Father: Philip J. Packard
Mother: Mabel Case Packard
Wife: Virginia Matthews (m. 1938)

    University: BA English, Pennsylvania State University (1936)
    University: MA Journalism, Columbia University (1937)

Is the subject of books:
Vance Packard & American Social Criticism, 1994, BY: Daniel Horowitz

Author of books:
How to Pick a Mate (1946, nonfiction, with Clifford R. Adams)
Animal IQ: The Human Side of Animals (1950, nonfiction)
The Hidden Persuaders (1957, nonfiction)
The Status Seekers (1959, nonfiction)
The Waste Makers (1960, nonfiction)
The Pyramid Climbers (1962, nonfiction)
The Naked Society (1964, nonfiction)
The Sexual Wilderness (1968, nonfiction)
A Nation of Strangers (1972, nonfiction)
The People Shapers (1977, nonfiction)
Our Endangered Children (1983, nonfiction)
Ultra Rich: How Much Is Too Much? (1989, nonfiction)

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