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Globalised Minds, Roots in the City: Urban Upper-middle Classes in Europe




Globalised Minds, Roots in the City: Urban Upper-middle Classes in Europe

Alberta Andreotti, Patrick Le Galès, Francisco Javier Moreno-Fuentes

ISBN: 978-1-118-33077-7 November 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 264 Pages



Globalised Minds, Roots in the City utilises empirical evidence from four European cities to explore the role of urban upper middle classes in the transformations experienced by contemporary European societies. 

  • Presents new empirical evidence collected through an original comparative research about professionals and managers in four European cities in three countries
  • Features an innovative combination of approaches, methods, and techniques in its analyses of European post-national societies
  • Reveals how segments of Europe’s  urban population are adopting “exit” or “partial exit” strategies in respect to the nation state
  • Utilises approaches from classic urban sociology, globalization and mobility studies, and spatial class analysis
  • Includes in depth interviews, social networking techniques, and classic questions of political representation and values


Front Matter (pages i–xi)

Introduction (pages 1–14) 

Chapter 1 Comparing Upper-Middle-Class Managers in Four Cities (pages 15–59)

Chapter 2 Managers in the City (pages 60–106)

Chapter 3 Three Ways of Living in a Globalised World (pages 107–148)

Chapter 4 Managers’ Social Networks (pages 149–172)

Conclusion (pages 173–188)

Bibliography (pages 189–207)

Methodological Appendix (pages 208–212) 

Questionnaire (pages 213–240)

Index (pages 241–245)