The making of the middle class : toward a transnational history

  title={The making of the middle class : toward a transnational history},
  author={Abel Ricardo Lopez},
In this important and timely collection of essays, historians reflect on the middle class: what it is, why its struggles figure so prominently in discussions of the current economic crisis, and how it has shaped, and been shaped by, modernity. The contributors focus on specific middle-class formations around the world—in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas—since the mid-nineteenth century. They scrutinize these formations in relation to the practices of modernity, to… CONTINUE READING

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