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A Matter of Taste

How Names, Fashions, and Culture Change

By Stanley Lieberson
19-minute read
A Matter of Taste: How Names, Fashions, and Culture Change by Stanley Lieberson

A Matter of Taste examines how and why fashions and tastes in things like baby names change over time.

  • Anyone interested in how fashions develop
  • Anyone who wants to know why we pick the baby names we do
  • Anyone looking for inspiration in choosing a child’s name

Stanley Lieberson is a Canadian sociologist and research professor at Harvard University. Besides first names and fashions, he has studied language conflicts, race and ethnic relations.

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