The Middle Class in World SocietyThe Middle Class in World Society

Dallinger, D. (2013) 'The endangered middle class? A comparative analysis of
the role played by income redistribution'. University of Trier. (Also Luxembourg
Income Study Working Paper #565). Davis, J. C. and Huston, J. H. (1992) 'The ...

Author: Christian Suter

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000076158


Page: 380

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This volume delves into the study of the world’s emerging middle class. With essays on Europe, the United States, Africa, Latin America, and Asia, the book studies recent trends and developments in middle class evolution at the global, regional, national, and local levels. It reconsiders the conceptualization of the middle class, with a focus on the diversity of middle class formation in different regions and zones of world society. It also explores middle class lifestyles and everyday experiences, including experiences of social mobility, feelings of insecurity and anxiety, and even middle class engagement with social activism. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and in-depth interviews, the book provides a sophisticated analysis of this new and rapidly expanding socioeconomic group and puts forth some provocative ideas for intellectual and policy debates. It will be of importance to students and researchers of sociology, economics, development studies, political studies, Latin American studies, and Asian Studies.

The Middle Class CityThe Middle Class City

The old State House, located at Fifth and Chestnut Streets, was in the center of
the commercial district and serves as a good surrogate for typical middle-class
business and shopping destinations of the period.” The location of these
passenger ...

Author: John Henry Hepp, IV

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812204056


Page: 288

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The classic historical interpretation of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in America sees this period as a political search for order by the middle class, culminating in Progressive Era reforms. In The Middle-Class City, John Hepp examines transformations in everyday middle-class life in Philadelphia between 1876 and 1926 to discover the cultural roots of this search for order. By looking at complex relationships among members of that city's middle class and three largely bourgeois commercial institutions—newspapers, department stores, and railroads—Hepp finds that the men and women of the middle class consistently reordered their world along rational lines. According to Hepp, this period was rife with evidence of creative reorganization that served to mold middle-class life. The department store was more than just an expanded dry goods emporium; it was a middle-class haven of order in the heart of a frenetic city—an entirely new way of organizing merchandise for sale. Redesigned newspapers brought well-ordered news and entertainment to middle-class homes and also carried retail advertisements to entice consumers downtown via train and streetcar. The complex interiors of urban railroad stations reflected a rationalization of space, and rail schedules embodied the modernized specialization of standard time. In his fascinating investigation of similar patterns of behavior among commercial institutions, Hepp exposes an important intersection between the histories of the city and the middle class. In his careful reconstruction of this now vanished culture, Hepp examines a wide variety of sources, including diaries and memoirs left by middle-class women and men of the region. Following Philadelphians as they rode trains and trolleys, read newspapers, and shopped at department stores, he uses their accounts as individualized guidebooks to middle-class life in the metropolis. And through a creative use of photographs, floor plans, maps, and material culture, The Middle-Class City helps to reconstruct the physical settings of these enterprises and recreate everyday middle-class life, shedding new light on an underanalyzed historical group and the cultural history of twentieth-century America.

Charleston and the Emergence of Middle Class Culture in the Revolutionary EraCharleston and the Emergence of Middle Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era

these isolates as a form of resistance to capitalism and an endless consideration
of whether or not this resistance was real. ... 29 Previous historians have debated
whether middle-class values triggered a genuine rejection of capitalism (as ...

Author: Jennifer L. Goloboy

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820349954


Page: 216

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Too often, says Jennifer L. Goloboy, we equate being middle class with “niceness”—a set of values frozen in the antebellum period and centered on long-term economic and social progress and a close, nurturing family life. Goloboy’s case study of merchants in Charleston, South Carolina, looks to an earlier time to establish the roots of middle-class culture in America. She argues for a definition more applicable to the ruthless pursuit of profit in the early republic. To be middle class then was to be skilled at survival in the market economy. What prompted cultural shifts in the early middle class, Goloboy shows, were market conditions. In Charleston, deference and restraint were the bywords of the colonial business climate, while rowdy ambition defined the post-Revolutionary era, which in turn gave way to institution building and professionalism in antebellum times. Goloboy’s research also supports a view of the Old South as neither precapitalist nor isolated from the rest of American culture, and it challenges the idea that post-Revolutionary Charleston was a port in decline by reminding us of a forgotten economic boom based on slave trading, cotton exporting, and trading as a neutral entity amid warring European states. This fresh look at Charleston’s merchants lets us rethink the middle class in light of the new history of capitalism and its commitment to reintegrating the Old South into the world economy.

Japan s New Middle Class the Salary Man and His Family in a Tokyo SuburbJapan s New Middle Class the Salary Man and His Family in a Tokyo Suburb

2.85 Ezra F. Vogel JAPAN'S New Middle Class The Salary Man and His Family in
a Tokyo Suburb “ The underlying objective of the book is to show what has
changed in contemporary Japan as a result of the massive impact of the war , the

Author: Ezra F. Vogel

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520020928


Page: 313

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The Middle Classes and the Borough FranchiseThe Middle Classes and the Borough Franchise

Again , only 118 persons paid a rate on their personalty . From these facts it
appears that , even as late as 1690 , the Middle Classes in Manchester ,
independently of the small fry of petty shopkeepers and hucksters , were so few
in number ...

Author: Henry Warwick Cole


ISBN: BL:A0018451880


Page: 86

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Social Change And The Middle ClassesSocial Change And The Middle Classes

Thus Goldthorpe claims there is little chance of a political alliance with the
working class, as some “new class” theorists have claimed. 2.3 The service class:
a class possessed of causal powers? In contrast to Goldthorpe (1982),
Abercrombie ...

Author: Tim Butler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134217588


Page: 400

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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

101 Tax Loopholes for the Middle Class101 Tax Loopholes for the Middle Class

Introduction ABOUT THIS BOOK During my 15 years as a tax accountant to
middle income clients , the most frequent advice I give is : When it comes to taxes
, saving money is a matter of being informed . The trouble is , becoming informed
can ...

Author: Sean M. Smith

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 0767901495


Page: 331

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Using a clear, concise format including examples, a practicing tax accountant reveals specific breaks and loopholes that taxpayers and small business owners can use to save money legally, taking account of 1997 changes in the tax laws. Original.

Martin F Tupper and the Victorian Middle Class MindMartin F Tupper and the Victorian Middle Class Mind

With regard to his life and character Macaulay was a typical middle class man .
Despite his great qualities as a narrator , the coarse texture of his mind , the love
of the obvious and normal , and his self - assurance stamped him as a typically ...

Author: Ralf Buchmann


ISBN: UCAL:B3553359


Page: 165

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The Westminster ReviewThe Westminster Review

discussion on middle class education , we desire to deal chiefly with the mass of
the middle class , which such ... The question before us is already approaching
the boundary of practical politics ; if not a burning question , it may fairly be called



ISBN: UCBK:C044995540



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Sumitomo QuarterlySumitomo Quarterly

However , the wider it expands , the more varid the people in the middle class will
become . I believe that this diversification of people will result in the appearance
of many strata instead of classes . set of the middle class are only a few among ...



ISBN: UOM:35128000429926



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The Making of the Middle ClassThe Making of the Middle Class

The contributors question the current academic understanding of what is known as the global middle class.

Author: A. Ricardo López

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822351290


Page: 446

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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.


traditional leadership by persons drawn from the middle class . Their work
questioned the validity of the traditional factional model ( eg . Landé , 1964 ) and
brought class ( including the middle class ) into consideration as a significant
variable ...



ISBN: WISC:89065511875



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A Man s PlaceA Man s Place

Tosh begins by looking at the experience of boyhood, married life, sex and fatherhood in the early decades of the nineteenth century - illustrated by case-studies representing a variety of backgrounds - and then contrasts this with the ...

Author: John Tosh

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0300077793


Page: 252

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Tosh begins by looking at the experience of boyhood, married life, sex and fatherhood in the early decades of the nineteenth century - illustrated by case-studies representing a variety of backgrounds - and then contrasts this with the lives of the late Victorian generation. By the 1870s, men were becoming less enchanted with the pleasures of home. Once the rights of wives were extended by law and society, marriage seemed less attractive, and the bachelor world of clubland flourished as never before.

New SocietyNew Society

This widening of its recruiting base , he argues , has made the traditional middle
class far less coherent and far more heterogeneous than it used to be . It is , in his
words , a “ class of low classuse ness . THE LOWER - MIDDLES 10 ) and im ...



ISBN: UIUC:30112107013770



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The Perceived Problems of Middle Class Adolescents Measured by the SRA Youth InventoryThe Perceived Problems of Middle Class Adolescents Measured by the SRA Youth Inventory

... ADOLESCENTS MEASURED BY THE. ITHACA , N . Y . Cornell University
Library Thesis LB 41 1971 011 The perceived problems of middle class a 3 1924
013 064 765 mann and appreciation for his patience and consideration . rating a.

Author: Ellen Daly Oakes


ISBN: CORNELL:31924013064765


Page: 142

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Inquiries Into the Social Foundations of EducationInquiries Into the Social Foundations of Education

manners , the sexual restraints , the respect for private property of the middle
class ; and also to promote such middle - class virtues as hard work ;
sportsmanship , and ambition — especially ambition . The aim becomes to create
a gentleman ...

Author: Alfred Lightfoot


ISBN: STANFORD:36105042753173


Page: 377

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A Dutch Community Social and Cultural Structure and Process in a Bulb growing Region in the NetherlandsA Dutch Community Social and Cultural Structure and Process in a Bulb growing Region in the Netherlands

This examination is called “ Middenstandsdiploma ” ( Middle - Class Diploma ) .
... the independent bakers , butchers , milkmen , etc. , consider themselves as
belonging to a higher class than persons employed in industry or in agriculture .

Author: Ivan Gadourek


ISBN: UOM:39015052547711


Page: 555

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The Socialist Movement in Reading Pennsylvania 1896 1936The Socialist Movement in Reading Pennsylvania 1896 1936

skilled workers in the " middle - class ” , placing them in a category beneath the
middle - class groups , but above the semiskilled and unskilled worker groups .
Corey11 likewise excluded all wage - workers from his “ middle - class ” . On the

Author: Henry Gruber Stetler

Publisher: Philadelphia : Porcupine Press

ISBN: UVA:X000531781


Page: 198

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