We Have Never Been Middle-Class

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We Have Never Been Middle-Class
106,00 lei

Categorii: Diverse, Diverse

Limba: Engleza

Data publicării: 2019

Editura: Verso Books

Tip copertă: Hardcover

Nr Pag: 176

ISBN: 9781788733915

Dimensiuni: l: 12.6cm | H: 16.7cm | 1.5cm | 278g

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We Have Never Been Middle-Class
106,00 lei


Tidings of a shrinking middle class in one part of the world and its expansion in another absorb our attention, but seldom do we question the category itself. We Have Never Been Middle Class proposes that the middle class is an ideology. Tracing this ideology up to the age of financialisation, it exposes the fallacy in the belief that we can all ascend or descend as a result of our aspirational and precautionary investments in property and education. Ethnographic accounts from Germany, Israel, the United States and elsewhere illustrate how this belief orients us, in our private lives as much as in our politics, toward accumulation-enhancing yet self-undermining goals. This meshing of anthropology and critical theory elucidates capitalism by way of its archetypal actors.

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