History Main / BourgeoisBohemian

6th Jan '16 10:55:00 AM hamza678
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* {{Conservapedia}} ascribes this trait to basically any left-winger who isn't a BombThrowingAnarchist. Incredibly, they lump even historian Howard Zinn in with the pack, even though Zinn insisted he was not a liberal but a radical, and his ''People's History of the United States'' is very sympathetic to working-class Americans, including those white working-class Americans whom conservatives like to insist are so persecuted.
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* {{Conservapedia}} Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} ascribes this trait to basically any left-winger who isn't a BombThrowingAnarchist. Incredibly, they lump even historian Howard Zinn in with the pack, even though Zinn insisted he was not a liberal but a radical, and his ''People's History of the United States'' is very sympathetic to working-class Americans, including those white working-class Americans whom conservatives like to insist are so persecuted.
22nd Dec '15 7:55:35 AM TheDoctor1996
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* In Britain, there are certain things that are associated with this trope. For instance, people who live in Islington are generally seen as an example, to the point where the word "Islington" itself has become synonymous with this sort of stereotype. Also, people who read the upmarket left-wing paper ''The Guardian'' are also seen being this-the paper's editorial slant is towards socialistic, anti-capitalist, anti-consumerist opinions but being a national daily newspaper it still carries the usual magazine features on high-end holidays, fashion, food, restaurants, house-buying etc. There's even an often unintentionally amusing 'Ethical Living' page. The term "Guardianista" has become the rightpondian equivalent of "latte-liberal".
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* In Britain, there are certain things that are associated with this trope. For instance, people who live in Islington Hampstead, North London are generally seen as an example, to the point where the word "Islington" itself has become synonymous with this sort of stereotype.example. Also, people who read the upmarket left-wing paper ''The Guardian'' are also seen being this-the paper's editorial slant is towards socialistic, anti-capitalist, anti-consumerist opinions but being a national daily newspaper it still carries the usual magazine features on high-end holidays, fashion, food, restaurants, house-buying etc. There's even an often unintentionally amusing 'Ethical Living' page. The term "Guardianista" has become the rightpondian equivalent of "latte-liberal".
11th Nov '15 6:04:38 PM RAraya
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%%* Greg's parents in ''Film/MeetTheFockers''.
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%%* * The trope image features Greg's parents (Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand) in ''Film/MeetTheFockers''.''Film/MeetTheFockers'': They are pretty much well-off, and they also embrace some pretty weird activities (an over-the-top parody of New Age beliefs popular at the time).

%%* ''Everybody'' in ''Film/TheBigChill''.
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%%* * ''Everybody'' in ''Film/TheBigChill''.''Film/TheBigChill'', being part of the counterculture while studying at an Ivy League campus.

%%* The Hillard-Findlay family from ''{{Series/Maude}}'' is an early example.
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%%* * The Hillard-Findlay family from ''{{Series/Maude}}'' is an early example.example: An upper-middle class household which supports the liberal side of the main issues of the 1970s, most notably feminism.

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%%* The Hillard-Findlay family from ''{{Series/Maude}}'' is an early example.* Pretty much the same for the gang in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' (understandably since it's set in 1990s-2000s NY), although veering more on the "hipster" territory.
19th Oct '15 4:04:26 PM Josef5678
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The defining trait of the Bourgeois Bohemian (Bobo for short) is that while he belongs to the upper or upper-middle class in economic terms, his values are often inherited from the countercultural movements of the 1960s. Expect very open attitudes towards issues such as sexuality and recreational drugs as well as support for liberal/progressive political causes. A fondness for {{NPR}} and Creator/{{PBS}} is also common, as is a tendency to shop at places like Whole Foods. [[StrawmanPolitical Unsympathetic examples]] of the trope will often be portrayed as being hypocritical about their wealth, criticizing other wealthy elites while sharing much of their lifestyle. Pejorative terms like "limousine liberal" (American), "champagne socialist" (British), "Chardonnay socialist" (Australian), or "caviar leftist" (French) are often found applied to this type. Sympathetic portrayals will usually suggest that liberal values and financial success aren't contradictory, and may in fact invoke such ideals as the "Gospel of wealth" or ''noblesse oblige'' as a justification for it.
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The defining trait of the Bourgeois Bohemian (Bobo for short) is that while he belongs to the upper or upper-middle class in economic terms, his values are often inherited from the countercultural movements of the 1960s. Expect very open attitudes towards issues such as sexuality and recreational drugs as well as support for liberal/progressive political causes. A fondness for {{NPR}} Creator/{{NPR}} and Creator/{{PBS}} is also common, as is a tendency to shop at places like Whole Foods. [[StrawmanPolitical Unsympathetic examples]] of the trope will often be portrayed as being hypocritical about their wealth, criticizing other wealthy elites while sharing much of their lifestyle. Pejorative terms like "limousine liberal" (American), "champagne socialist" (British), "Chardonnay socialist" (Australian), or "caviar leftist" (French) are often found applied to this type. Sympathetic portrayals will usually suggest that liberal values and financial success aren't contradictory, and may in fact invoke such ideals as the "Gospel of wealth" or ''noblesse oblige'' as a justification for it.
14th Aug '15 8:40:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Billy's grandmother, Sky, from Season 9 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
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* %%* Billy's grandmother, Sky, from Season 9 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.

* Greg's parents in ''Film/MeetTheFockers''. * ''Film/{{Tanguy}}'''s parents. * The protagonists of ''Film/{{Mammoth}}'', a 2009 film by Lukas Moodyson. * Ben Stiller's real parents in ''Film/FlirtingWithDisaster'', played by Alan Alda and Lily Tomlin.
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* Olive's parents in ''Film/EasyA''. * ''Everybody'' in ''Film/TheBigChill''.
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* Calvin's mother and step-dad in ''Film/RubySparks''. * Bob and Carol in ''Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice'' (1969) are an early example.
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* The protagonist's parents in ''The Elegance of the Hedgehog''. * The protagonists of ''Freedom'' by Jonathan Franzen.
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* The Hillard-Findlay family from ''{{Series/Maude}}'' is an early example. * ''Series/{{Thirtysomething}}'' also lives for this trope. * Dharma's parents in ''Series/DharmaAndGreg''.
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* Fanny Flowers in ''Series/{{Bunheads}}''.
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* Frankie of ''Series/GraceAndFrankie,'' played by Creator/LilyTomlin.
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* %%* Frankie of ''Series/GraceAndFrankie,'' played by Creator/LilyTomlin.

[[AC:WebComics]] * Mildred's parents in ''Webcomic/BadMachinery''.
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* Bessie's mother in ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB''. * Munchie and Seth in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "D'oh-in in the Wind."
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24th Jul '15 8:11:34 AM CaptainCrawdad
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*** Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio has become the poster-boy for this trope in recent years. His penchant for dating supermodels almost half his age and plans to preserve a tropical island by turning it into a resort for rich people seem to be distilling the bohemian aspect.
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*** ** Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio has become the poster-boy for this trope in recent years. His penchant for dating supermodels almost half his age and plans to preserve a tropical island by turning it into a resort for rich people seem to be distilling the bohemian aspect.
23rd Jul '15 11:30:24 PM DoctorSleep
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*** Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio has become the poster-boy for this trope in recent years. His penchant for dating supermodels almost half his age and plans to preserve a tropical island by turning it into a resort for rich people seem to be distilling the bohemian aspect.
18th Jul '15 8:56:39 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''New York Times'' columnist and PBS/NPR commentator David Brooks [[TropeNamer coined the term]] "Bourgeois Bohemian" in his 2000 book ''Bobos in Paradise''. He admits in the book's introduction that he himself probably counts as one.
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* ''New York Times'' columnist and PBS/NPR commentator David Brooks [[TropeNamer coined the term]] "Bourgeois Bohemian" in his 2000 nonfiction book ''Bobos in Paradise''. He admits in the book's introduction that he himself probably counts as one.
18th Jul '15 8:55:28 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''New York Times'' columnist and PBS/NPR correspondent David Brooks [[TropeNamer coined the term]] "Bourgeois Bohemian" in his 2000 book ''Bobos in Paradise''. He admits in the book's introduction that he himself probably counts as one.
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* ''New York Times'' columnist and PBS/NPR correspondent commentator David Brooks [[TropeNamer coined the term]] "Bourgeois Bohemian" in his 2000 book ''Bobos in Paradise''. He admits in the book's introduction that he himself probably counts as one.
28th May '15 8:54:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Greg's parents in ''MeetTheFockers''. * ''{{Tanguy}}'''s parents. * The protagonists of ''Mammoth'', a 2009 film by Lukas Moodyson.
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* Greg's parents in ''MeetTheFockers''. ''Film/MeetTheFockers''. * ''{{Tanguy}}'''s ''Film/{{Tanguy}}'''s parents. * The protagonists of ''Mammoth'', ''Film/{{Mammoth}}'', a 2009 film by Lukas Moodyson.

* ''Everybody'' in ''TheBigChill''. * ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' casts a number of Hollywood celebrities as wealthy liberal activists who try to aid Kim Jong-Il.
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* ''Everybody'' in ''TheBigChill''. ''Film/TheBigChill''. * ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' casts a number of Hollywood celebrities as wealthy liberal activists who try to aid Kim Jong-Il.
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