List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Studying Consumption Through Nonwork Activities. 3. Interactions of Microprocessing and Structured Environments: Activity Feedbacks and the Stability of Structure. 4. Structured Environments of Status Activities: Awards and Honors Systems. 5. Comparative Analyses of Consumption Appeals in the Print Advertising of the U.S. and France, 1955-1991. 6. Random Processes in the Generation of Structured Environments. 7. Overview and Directions for the Study of Status Through Consumption. Index.