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The France of the Little-Middles

The France of the Little-Middles

A Suburban Housing Development in Greater Paris

  • Author: Marie Cartier,Isabelle Coutant,Olivier Masclet,Yasmine Siblot
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1785332295
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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The Poplars housing development in suburban Paris is home to what one resident called the “Little-Middles” – a social group on the tenuous border between the working- and middle- classes. In the 1960s The Poplars was a site of upward social mobility, which fostered an egalitarian sense of community among residents. This feeling of collective flourishing was challenged when some residents moved away, selling their homes to a new generation of upwardly mobile neighbors from predominantly immigrant backgrounds. This volume explores the strained reception of these migrants, arguing that this is less a product of racism and xenophobia than of anxiety about social class and the loss of a sense of community that reigned before.

In Pursuit of Belonging

In Pursuit of Belonging

Forging an Ethical Life in European-Turkish Spaces

  • Author: Susan Beth Rottmann
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1789202701
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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Belonging is a not a state that we achieve, but a struggle that we wage. The struggle for belonging is more difficult if one is returning to a homeland after many years abroad. In Pursuit of Belonging is an ethnography of Turkish migrants’ struggle for understanding, intimacy and appreciation when they return from Germany to their Turkish homeland. Drawing on an established tradition of life story writing in anthropology, Rottmann conveys the struggle to forge an ethical life by relating the experiences of a second-generation German-Turkish woman named Leyla.

All or None

All or None

Cooperation and Sustainability in Italy's Red Belt

  • Author: Alison Sánchez Hall
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1785339818
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 300
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At once a social history and anthropological study of the world’s oldest voluntary collective farms, All or None is a story of how landless laborers joined together in Ravenna, Italy to acquire land, sometimes by occupying private land in what they called a “strike in reverse,” and how they developed sophisticated land use plans, based not only on the goal of profit, but on the human value of providing work where none was available. It addresses the question of the viability of cooperative enterprise as a potential solution for displaced workers, and as a more humane alternative to capitalist agribusiness.

European Anthropologies

European Anthropologies

  • Author: Andrés Barrera-González,Monica Heintz,Anna Horolets
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1785336088
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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In what ways did Europeans interact with the diversity of people they encountered on other continents in the context of colonial expansion, and with the peasant or ethnic ‘Other’ at home? How did anthropologists and ethnologists make sense of the mosaic of people and societies during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when their disciplines were progressively being established in academia? By assessing the diversity of European intellectual histories within sociocultural anthropology, this volume aims to sketch its intellectual and institutional portrait. It will be a useful reading for the students of anthropology, ethnology, history and philosophy of science, research and science policy makers.

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

The humanities and social sciences

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  • Category: Humanities
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