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The making of the middle class : toward a transnational history of the middle class

Author: A Ricardo López; Barbara Weinstein
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2012.
Series: Radical perspectives.
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The contributors question the current academic understanding of what is known as the global middle class. They see middle-class formation as transnational and they examine this group through the lenses of economics, gender, race, and religion from the mid-nineteenth century to today.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Making of the middle class
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011030978
(OCoLC)746618687
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A Ricardo López; Barbara Weinstein
ISBN: 9780822394815 0822394812 1280119624 9781280119620
OCLC Number: 774956291
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 446 pages).
Contents: Introduction : toward a transnational history of the middle class --
A. Ricardo López with Barbara Weinstein --
Thinking about modernity from the margins : the making of a middle class in colonial India / Sanjay Joshi --
The African middle class in Zimbabwe: historical and contemporary perspectives / Michael O. West --
Between modernity and backwardness : the case of the English middle class / Simon Gunn --
"Aren't we all?" : aspiration, acquisition, and the American middle class / Marina Moskowitz --
The gatekeepers : middle-class campaigns of citizenship in early Cold War Canada / Franca Iacovetta --
The conundrum of the middle-class worker in the twentieth-century United States : the professional managerial workers' (folk) dance around class / Daniel J. Walkowitz --
Becoming middle class : the local history of a global story, colonial Bombay, 1890-1940 / Prashant Kidambi --
Conscripts of democracy : the formation of a professional middle class in Bogotá during the 1950s and early 1960s / A. Ricardo López --
The formation of the revolutionary middle class during the Mexican revolution / Michael A. Ervin --
A middle-class revolution : the APRA party and middle-class identity in Peru, 1931-1956 / Iñigo García-Brice --
Revolutionary promises encounter urban realities for Mexico City's middle class, 1915-1928 / Susanne Eineigel --
Being middle class and being Arab : sectarian dilemmas and middle-class modernity in the Arab Middle East, 1908-1936 / Keith David Watenpaugh --
The city as a field of female civic action : women and middle-class formation in nineteenth-century Germany / Gisela Mettele --
Putting faith in the middle class: the bourgeoisie, Catholicism, and postrevolutionary France / Carol E. Harrison --
Siúticos, huachafos, cursis, arribistas, and gente de medio pelo : social climbers and the representation of class in Chile and Peru, 1860-1930 / David S. Parker --
"Los argentinos descendemos de los barcos?" : the racial articulation of middle-class identity in Argentina, 1920-1960 / Enrique Garguin --
Afterword / Mrinalini Sinha.
Series Title: Radical perspectives.
Responsibility: A. Ricardo López and Barbara Weinstein, editors.

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