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The Middle Classes and the City


Based on a large comparative study of different types of neighbourhood (gentrifying and gentrified inner urban, suburban, exurban and gated communities) in both Paris and London, The Middle Classes and the City explores how class intersects with gender, ethnicity, and intergenerational relations in the fragmentation of middle-class lifestyles, as well as identifying their common practices (especially in relation to schooling and gender divisions of labour). It suggests that localized neighbourhood activities, as well social interactions and mobilities across the city as a whole, are used by the middle classes to manage social mix and social reproduction, involving different degrees of competition and compromise.
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hal-01640173 , version 1 (20-11-2017)


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Marie-Hélène Bacqué, Gary Bridge, Michaela Benson, Tim Butler, Eric Charmes, et al.. The Middle Classes and the City: A Study of Paris and London. Bacqué, Marie-Hélène and Bridge, Gary. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 978-1-137-33280-8. ⟨hal-01640173⟩
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