The Making of the Middle Class: Toward a Transnational History

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Duke University Press, Jan 18, 2012 - History - 446 pages
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.
 

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Contents

We Shall Be All Toward a Transnational History of the Middle Class
1
The Making of the Middle Class and Practices of Modernity
27
Labor Professionalization Class Formation and State Rule
119
MiddleClass Politics in Revolution
233
MiddleClass Politics and the Making of the Public Sphere
297
Afterword
385
Bibliography
395
Contributors
431
Index
435
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A. Ricardo López is Assistant Professor of History at Western Washington University.

Barbara Weinstein is the Silver Professor of History at New York University. She is the author of For Social Peace in Brazil: Industrialists and the Remaking of the Working Class in São Paulo, 1920-1964.

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