lifestyle trends of late capitalism

Homeless Chic
– In January 1999 the Independent on Sunday ran a post-modern success story: A homeless person, camping outside the Savoy Hotel in London was “discovered” to become a supermodel! “Heroin chic is dead – Long live homeless chic”, it declared and reached new heights of cynicism. In Blair’s Third Way society, where class conflict is abolished, it is merely a career move to sleep in the street in mid-winter.
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