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The Making of a Social Class: The Western Bourgeoisie

Graeme Gill

in Bourgeoisie, State and Democracy: Russia, Britain, France, Germany, and the USA

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544684
eISBN:
9780191719912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544684.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

The industrial bourgeoisie was a new social class that came into existence with the onset of industrialization. The new class did not spring from thin air, but was rooted in the existing class ... More


Historicizing Japanese Workers and Japanese Capitalism

Nana Okura Gagné

in Reworking Japan: Changing Men at Work and Play under Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753039
eISBN:
9781501753053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753039.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter begins with a brief historicization of salarymen from the late 1800s to the early 1990s. It focuses on the formation of the socioeconomic category of the New Middle Class and the ... More


The Idea of Knowledge Work

Alan Liu

in The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486987
eISBN:
9780226487007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487007.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

To understand knowledge work from the perspective of the humanities, this chapter reviews three explanations of the concept that arose independently and largely in ignorance of each other: subject ... More


Visible and Invisible Walls: Social Differentiation and Conflict in Interwar Suburbia

Peter Scott

in The Making of the Modern British Home: The Suburban Semi and Family Life between the Wars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677207
eISBN:
9780191756382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677207.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter explores the timing and nature of the initial transition from a ‘traditional’ to a ‘new’ working class in twentieth-century Britain, arguing that these changes were initiated in the ... More


: Defending the Citadel of Whiteness from the “Awful Stain”

Elizabeth M. Smith-Pryor

in Property Rites: The Rhinelander Trial, Passing, and the Protection of Whiteness

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832684
eISBN:
9781469605906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894170_smith-pryor.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the familial objections to the marriages of Leonard and that of his uncle William, who also married an Irish immigrant maid more than forty years earlier. These familial ... More


Codes of Class

Carol Upadhya

in Reengineering India: Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199461486
eISBN:
9780199087495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461486.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 6 focuses on the connections between IT and the middle class, exploring processes of class consolidation and reshuffling that have been set in motion by the advent of the software outsourcing ... More


Introduction

Mia de Kuijper

in Profit Power Economics: A New Competitive Strategy for Creating Sustainable Wealth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195171631
eISBN:
9780199871353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171631.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter lays out the logic and the structure of the book. The book follows a trajectory that begins by examining the underlying causes of change of our economic environment and that does not ... More


Conclusion

Nana Okura Gagné

in Reworking Japan: Changing Men at Work and Play under Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753039
eISBN:
9781501753053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753039.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter reviews the different meanings of the new middle class, which describe the historical and cultural configurations of postwar Japan and universalized notions of socioeconomic class used ... More


Needing It: The Eclipse of the Dream, the Collapse of Socialism, and the Death of Yugoslavia

Patrick Hyder Patterson

in Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450044
eISBN:
9780801463631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450044.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores what the movement toward consumerism meant for the making and unmaking of the Yugoslav experiment in reformist socialism and multiethnic comity. It shows how consumerism gave ... More


Sweet Spots: In-Between Spaces in New Orleans

Teresa A. Toulouse and Barbara C. Ewell (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817020
eISBN:
9781496817068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817020.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Sweet Spots examines the dense meanings of interstitial spaces in New Orleans architecture and culture. “Interstitial space” refers not only to distinctive features of New Orleans’ houses—high ... More


Don DeLillo’s Academia: Revisiting the New Class in White Noise

Stephen Schryer

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Don DeLillo's novel, White Noise, focusing on the protagonist's remark that in contemporary America “there is a teacher for every person. Everyone I know is either a teacher or ... More


The Cult of the New

Louise Young

in Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275201
eISBN:
9780520955387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275201.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The social and cultural movements of the interwar expressed a fascination with “the new”—the new products, new pastimes, new lifestyles, and new types of men and women that erupted onto the urban ... More


The Republic of Letters: The New Criticism, Harvard Sociology, and the Idea of the University

Stephen Schryer

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses two disciplinary paradigms that prefigured the institutional requirements of the post-World War II university and expanding new class: the New Criticism and the structural ... More


Gentrifying the State: Governing Through Property

D. Asher Ghertner

in Rule By Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199385560
eISBN:
9780190263324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385560.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 2 follows a series of political transformations that granted organizations of private property owners called resident welfare associations (RWAs) unheralded political power in millennial ... More


Popular Culture in Emergent Brazil

Bryan Mccann

in Emergent Brazil: Key Perspectives on a New Global Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060675
eISBN:
9780813050942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060675.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Three transformations have reshaped Brazilian popular culture over the last two decades—the emergence of a new middle class, the spread of digital media, and the rise of new forms of cultural ... More


World-Class City Making

D. Asher Ghertner

in Rule By Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199385560
eISBN:
9780190263324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385560.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 1 lays out the political-economic foundations of the world-class city. Analyzing prominent assessments of the growth potential of India’s property market, the chapter shows how the vision of ... More


Mary McCarthy’s Field Guide to U.S. Intellectuals: Tradition and Modernization Theory in Birds of America

Stephen Schryer

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Mary McCarthy's critique of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, which is reflected in her novel Birds of America. The novel describes the maturation and disillusionment of ... More


Afterword

Stephen Schryer

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter examines Bill Readings's notion of “Thought”—a concept that critiques the bureaucratic paradigm that reduces all aspects of university education to quantitative performance ... More


Sacred Space Becomes Public Space

Deonnie Moodie

in The Making of a Modern Temple and a Hindu City: Kalighat and Kolkata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190885267
eISBN:
9780190885298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885267.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

At the turn of the twenty-first century, middle-class men and women formed non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and filed public interest litigation suits (PILs) in order to expand temple space, ... More


Creativity and Consumer Capitalism in the Affluent Society

Shannan Clark

in The Making of the American Creative Class: New York's Culture Workers and Twentieth-Century Consumer Capitalism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199731626
eISBN:
9780190941451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731626.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Chapter 7 explores how the ideal of creativity evolved within the postwar culture industries, with a particular focus on developments in advertising and industrial design. Following the defeat of the ... More


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