The France of the Little-Middles : A Suburban Housing Development in Greater Paris Paperback / softback
Part of the Anthropology of Europe series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages, 9 illustrations
- Publisher: Berghahn Books
- Publication Date: 12/07/2019
- Category: Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies
- ISBN: 9781789205206
- Hardback from £61.39
- EPUB from £21.42