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Title Latin America's middle class : unsettled debates and new histories / edited by David S. Parker and Louise E. Walker
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 227 pages)
Contents Introduction: The Making and Endless Remaking of the Middle Class / David S. Parker -- Part 1. The Debates, 1947-1968 -- Middle Groups in National Politics in Latin America / John J. Johnson -- Aspects of Class Relations in Chile, 1850-1960 / Frederick B. Pike -- Community Pillars : The Middle Class / Andrew H. Whiteford -- The Budget / Mario Benedetti -- Middle-Class Rebels / Francisco López Cámara -- The Dilemma of the Latin American Middle Class / Charles Wagley -- Part 2. New Histories -- Moralizing the Masses / William E. French -- White-Collar Lima, 1910-1929 : Commercial Employees and the Rise of the Peruvian Middle Class / David S. Parker -- Domesticating Modernity : Markets, Home, and Morality in the Middle Class in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, 1930s and 1940s / Brian P. Owensby -- "It Is Not Something You Can Be or Come to Be Overnight" : Empleados, Mujeres de Oficina, and Gendered Middle Class Identities in Bogotá, Colombia, 1930-55 / A. Ricardo López-Pedreros -- Rethinking Aspects of Class Relations in Twentieth-Century Chile / J. Pablo Silva -- We Were the Middle Class / Rodolfo Barros
Summary Designed for classroom use and nonspecialist readers, this collection brings together some of the most influential texts ever written about Latin America's middle class. Part One covers key debates in the 1950s and 1960s, when academics and policy-makers questioned whether Latin America's emerging "middle sectors" would foster democracy, development, and stability. Case studies in Part Two show how those older questions are both answered and challenged by today's social and cultural historical approaches
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Middle class -- Latin America -- History -- 20th century.
Latin America -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Latin America -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Latin America -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Parker, D. S. (David Stuart), 1960-
Walker, Louise E., 1977-
ISBN 0739168495 (electronic bk.)
1283906775 (MyiLibrary)
9780739168493 (electronic bk.)
9781283906777 (MyiLibrary)
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