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The Resource Middle classes in Africa : changing lives and conceptual challenges, Lena Kroeker, David O'Kane, Tabea Scharrer, editors

Middle classes in Africa : changing lives and conceptual challenges, Lena Kroeker, David O'Kane, Tabea Scharrer, editors

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Middle classes in Africa : changing lives and conceptual challenges
Title
Middle classes in Africa
Title remainder
changing lives and conceptual challenges
Statement of responsibility
Lena Kroeker, David O'Kane, Tabea Scharrer, editors
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume challenges the concept of the ‘new African middle class’ with new theoretical and empirical insights into the changing lives in Sub-Saharan Africa. Diverse middle classes are on the rise, but models of class based on experiences from other regions of the world cannot be easily transferred to the African continent. Empirical contributions, drawn from a diverse range of contexts, address both African histories of class formation and the political roles of the continent’s middle classes, and also examine the important interdependencies that cut across inter-generational, urban-rural and class divides. This thought-provoking book argues emphatically for a revision of common notions of the 'middle class', and for the inclusion of insights 'from the South' into the global debate on class. Middle Classes in Africa will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, as well as NGOs and policy makers with an interest in African societies.--
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305.5096
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index present
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HT690.A35
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Kroeker, Lena
  • O'Kane, David
  • Scharrer, Tabea
Series statement
Frontiers of globalization
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  • Middle class
  • Social mobility
Label
Middle classes in Africa : changing lives and conceptual challenges, Lena Kroeker, David O'Kane, Tabea Scharrer, editors
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1: Introduction: Africaâ#x80;#x99;s Middle Classes in Critical Perspective; The Debate about the â#x80;#x98;New Middle Classâ#x80;#x99; in Africa and Its Shortcomings; The â#x80;#x98;Overloaded Classâ#x80;#x99;â#x80;#x94;Assumptions Tied to the â#x80;#x98;New African Middle Classâ#x80;#x99;; The Political Dimension: The Association of Middle Class with Democracy and Stability; The Economic Dimension: Middle-Class Entrepreneurialism; The Dimension of Lifestyle: Modernity as Urbanization, Education, and Demographic Transition; Urbanization; Education; Demographic Change
  • Consumerism and Distinct LifestylesUnderstanding Middle Classes in Africa, and Stating the Problem Correctly; References; Part I: Rethinking Concepts of Middle Classes in Africa; 2: Turning the Poor into Something more Inspiring: The Creation of the African Middle Class Controversy; Introduction; The Elusive African Middle Class: An Artificial Controversy; The Middle Class as a Complex and Confusing Object in the Social Sciences; An Uneasy Transfer to African Societies; A Crucial and Controversial Contribution: The African Development Bankâ#x80;#x99;s Report
  • The African Middle Class: A Pervasive NotionThe Rise of the African Middle Class: An Incentive to Pay Interest to the Deep Structural Transformations of African Societies; A Persistent, Major, and Changing Urban-Rural Divide; A Three-Tier Society?; References; 3: The Narrative of â#x80;#x98;the African Middle Classâ#x80;#x99; and Its Conceptual Limitations; Introduction; The Debates on â#x80;#x98;Global Middle Classâ#x80;#x99; and â#x80;#x98;African Middle Classâ#x80;#x99;; The Concept of Class in Sociology; Classical Paradigm I: Marx and Followers; Classical Paradigm II: Weber and Weberian Analyses; Pierre Bourdieu
  • Class or StratumSocio-Cultural Approaches; Socio-Cultural Analysis in Sociology: Milieu and Lifestyle; A Short Example: Middle Stratum Milieus in Urban Kenya; Conclusion; References; 4: Anthropology and Class in Africa: Challenges of the Past and Present; Introduction; Histories of Social Stratification in Africaâ#x80;#x94;Immigrant Rulers, Kingdoms, and Acephalous Societies; The Landlordâ#x80;#x94;Stranger Dichotomy; Kingdoms, â#x80;#x98;Feudalismsâ#x80;#x99;, and â#x80;#x98;Castesâ#x80;#x99;; Slavery; â#x80;#x98;Egalitarianâ#x80;#x99; Societies; Elites and (Middle) Classes in Africa after 1787
  • Questions of Political Structure and Social Stratification in Africa: Anthropological Answers?Anthropological Research on Social Stratification in the 1940s and 1950s; Industrialization and Urbanization in the Northern Rhodesian Copperbelt: The Research of the Manchester School; Stratification and Class; â#x80;#x98;Stratificationâ#x80;#x99; in Africa?; African Scholars and the Question of Class in Post-­Colonial Africa; â#x80;#x98;Cerebral Marxistsâ#x80;#x99; and the Anthropology of Class in 1970s Africa; From Bourdieu to Boundaries
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9783319621470
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  • (OCoLC)1023861476
Label
Middle classes in Africa : changing lives and conceptual challenges, Lena Kroeker, David O'Kane, Tabea Scharrer, editors
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1: Introduction: Africaâ#x80;#x99;s Middle Classes in Critical Perspective; The Debate about the â#x80;#x98;New Middle Classâ#x80;#x99; in Africa and Its Shortcomings; The â#x80;#x98;Overloaded Classâ#x80;#x99;â#x80;#x94;Assumptions Tied to the â#x80;#x98;New African Middle Classâ#x80;#x99;; The Political Dimension: The Association of Middle Class with Democracy and Stability; The Economic Dimension: Middle-Class Entrepreneurialism; The Dimension of Lifestyle: Modernity as Urbanization, Education, and Demographic Transition; Urbanization; Education; Demographic Change
  • Consumerism and Distinct LifestylesUnderstanding Middle Classes in Africa, and Stating the Problem Correctly; References; Part I: Rethinking Concepts of Middle Classes in Africa; 2: Turning the Poor into Something more Inspiring: The Creation of the African Middle Class Controversy; Introduction; The Elusive African Middle Class: An Artificial Controversy; The Middle Class as a Complex and Confusing Object in the Social Sciences; An Uneasy Transfer to African Societies; A Crucial and Controversial Contribution: The African Development Bankâ#x80;#x99;s Report
  • The African Middle Class: A Pervasive NotionThe Rise of the African Middle Class: An Incentive to Pay Interest to the Deep Structural Transformations of African Societies; A Persistent, Major, and Changing Urban-Rural Divide; A Three-Tier Society?; References; 3: The Narrative of â#x80;#x98;the African Middle Classâ#x80;#x99; and Its Conceptual Limitations; Introduction; The Debates on â#x80;#x98;Global Middle Classâ#x80;#x99; and â#x80;#x98;African Middle Classâ#x80;#x99;; The Concept of Class in Sociology; Classical Paradigm I: Marx and Followers; Classical Paradigm II: Weber and Weberian Analyses; Pierre Bourdieu
  • Class or StratumSocio-Cultural Approaches; Socio-Cultural Analysis in Sociology: Milieu and Lifestyle; A Short Example: Middle Stratum Milieus in Urban Kenya; Conclusion; References; 4: Anthropology and Class in Africa: Challenges of the Past and Present; Introduction; Histories of Social Stratification in Africaâ#x80;#x94;Immigrant Rulers, Kingdoms, and Acephalous Societies; The Landlordâ#x80;#x94;Stranger Dichotomy; Kingdoms, â#x80;#x98;Feudalismsâ#x80;#x99;, and â#x80;#x98;Castesâ#x80;#x99;; Slavery; â#x80;#x98;Egalitarianâ#x80;#x99; Societies; Elites and (Middle) Classes in Africa after 1787
  • Questions of Political Structure and Social Stratification in Africa: Anthropological Answers?Anthropological Research on Social Stratification in the 1940s and 1950s; Industrialization and Urbanization in the Northern Rhodesian Copperbelt: The Research of the Manchester School; Stratification and Class; â#x80;#x98;Stratificationâ#x80;#x99; in Africa?; African Scholars and the Question of Class in Post-­Colonial Africa; â#x80;#x98;Cerebral Marxistsâ#x80;#x99; and the Anthropology of Class in 1970s Africa; From Bourdieu to Boundaries
Control code
SPR1023861476
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319621470
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • on1023861476
  • (OCoLC)1023861476

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