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Middle-Class Respectability in Twenty-First-Century America: Work and Lifestyle in the Professional-Managerial Stratum

Steven Brint and Kristopher Proctor

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter surveys the economic, work, and lifestyle habits of the “professional-managerial” class—those strata of citizens who have traditionally been thrift's most consistent and enthusiastic ... More


The Social-Democratic State

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

in Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199261185
eISBN:
9780191601507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The social democratic state rises from the Great Depression and Second Word War. And up to the 1970s, the capitalist economies grow enormously, at the same time that social rights were recognized and ... More


A Fear of Slipping: A Cultural Politics of Class

Elsa Davidson

in The Burdens of Aspiration: Schools, Youth, and Success in the Divided Social Worlds of Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720875
eISBN:
9780814785065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720875.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines the political, social, and economic milieu of Silicon Valley's established professional middle class. In particular, it considers the ways in which these middle-class ... More


Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction

Stephen Schryer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

America's post-World War II prosperity created a boom in higher education, expanding the number of university-educated readers and making a new literary politics possible. Writers began to direct ... More


. Anything but Country

Nadine Hubbs

in Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520280656
eISBN:
9780520958340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280656.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 1, “Anything but Country” (along with parts of chapter 2), examines the dynamics of the dislike of country music and the prevalence, since about 1970, of representations of both country music ... More


The Rise of Chicago's Black Metropolis, 1920-1929

Christopher Robert Reed

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036231
eISBN:
9780252093173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036231.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

During the Roaring 1920s, African Americans rapidly transformed their Chicago into a “black metropolis.” This book describes the rise of African Americans in Chicago's political economy, bringing to ... More


White Resolve

Janet G. Hudson

in Entangled by White Supremacy: Reform in World War I-era South Carolina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125022
eISBN:
9780813135182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125022.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

As implied by the statement made by William Watts Ball—editor of The State—World War I signified hope not only for the African American reformers in South Carolina but also for the whites who saw ... More


Rashbehari Avenue: The Bengali Middle-Class Homemaker

Sumanta Banerjee

in Memoirs of Roads: Calcutta from Colonial Urbanization to Global Modernization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199468102
eISBN:
9780199087471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468102.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Rashbehari Avenue, and the cluster of streets and lanes behind it, located in south Calcutta, emerged as a neighbourhood preferred by modern Bengali middle-class professionals from the early ... More


Introduction

Christopher Robert Reed

in The Rise of Chicago's Black Metropolis, 1920-1929

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036231
eISBN:
9780252093173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036231.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

For over a half century, perhaps the best scholarly work exploring African American life in large, industrialized, northern cities with expanding populations has been St. Clair Drake and Horace R. ... More


The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism

Larry Bennett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042930
eISBN:
9780226042954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042954.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Our traditional image of Chicago—as a gritty metropolis carved into ethnically defined enclaves where the game of machine politics overshadows its ends—is such a powerful shaper of the city's ... More


Ireland

Jane Ohlmeyer

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume One: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199287048
eISBN:
9780191803468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287048.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses print culture history in Ireland. In 1660, a print culture, primarily although not exclusively English, had become well known in multilingual communities across early modern ... More


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