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The Lottery and the Middle Class

Navigating the Boundaries of Risk-Taking and Class-Making in Istanbul

Wesam Hassan

entertainment only and has never put herself in debt. In her explanation, she describes her background as middle class, where debts and indebtedness are viewed as almost immoral. Throughout her childhood, her parents stressed the importance of not being indebted

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The 1956 Strike of Middle-Class Professionals

A Socio-political Alliance with the Right

Avi Bareli and Uri Cohen

Israeli middle class. Gradually, the new Ashkenazi immigrants joined the veterans, attaining their social status. Thus, a rigid ethnic and intergenerational dichotomy was formed. In this commonly accepted dichotomous frame of reference, Mapai’s government

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The Question of the Middle Class

Arnaldo Bagnasco

In 2004, the beginning of the political year was marked by an intense

focus on the middle class. Even earlier, during the closing months

of the previous year, the public had been alerted to the middle class

as an issue by virtue of journalistic investigations documenting the

malaise of social groups, which, all things considered, had been supposed

to be in good or passable health up to that point. There was

talk of poverty among vulnerable sections of the population, but not

yet of the impoverishment of the middle classes. Whether or not the

middle class was indeed becoming poorer then became the main focus

of the discussion. In this chapter we shall try to see how the question

emerged, how far it corresponds with the facts, and, finally, its significance

for Italian politics. With this in mind, we shall be asking, in particular,

whether in future the crisis of the middle class is destined to be

an important topic and recognized as such in the political arena.

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‘The Good Citizen’

Balancing Moral Possibilities in Everyday Life between Sensation, Symptom and Healthcare Seeking

Sara Marie Hebsgaard Offersen, Peter Vedsted, and Rikke Sand Andersen

moral possibilities for acting as ‘a good citizen’ are reflected in the bodily practices of the Danish middle class, this article particularly pays attention to the ways in which notions of morality are embedded in perceptions of bodily sensations and

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To market, to market to buy a ... middle class life? Insecurity, anxiety, and neoliberal education in Michigan

Vincent Lyon-Callo

Corporatisation of universities and restructurings of K-12 schooling in the United States occurred during a period of broad economic, social and political restructurings, which have transformed the lives of middle-class Americans. Community and individual level investments in education are frequently represented as antidotes to increased insecurities confronting these subjects. This paper draws upon my interactions within both the school system and the university in which I work to explore how such practices continue to make sense to students, parents, and policy makers despite the lack of evidence demonstrating that such strategies overcome declining economic security and to suggest possibilities for alternative practices to produce collective mobilisations against inequality.

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L'estomac, le chemin du coeur et la transformation du monde

Femmes, nourriture, relations et parenté pratiques en Turquie

Marie Helene Sauner-Leroy

: Eating, Drinking and Entertainment Patterns of the Middle Class (s)] ( Phoenix Yay : Ankara ), ISSN : 978-605-9801-29-4 . Arun , Ö. ( 2012 ), ‘ Cultivated Citizens? Cultural Capital, Class, Gender and Generations in Contemporary Turkey ’, METU

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Beyond Comparativism

Israel's Welfare History in a Non-European Comparative Perspective

Arie Krampf

emergence of the middle class as a social group and the strengthening of right-wing parties. If it was residual, one has to explain the consolidation of the social-democratic regime in the 1970s. Given that there is no shortage of research about this era

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God's Delivery State

Taxes, Tithes, and a Rightful Return in Urban Ghana

Anna-Riikka Kauppinen

and Sammy were structurally relatively well-off middle-class Christians with contrasting attitudes toward taxation. As a devout born-again Charismatic Pentecostal Christian who was training to become a pastor, Elikem viewed paying taxes as a Christian

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Auspicious Hindu houses. The new middle classes in Hyderabad, India*

Minna Saavala

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Book Review

Katie Masters

Michiel Baas, Muscular India: Masculinity, Mobility and the New Middle Class (Chennai: Context, 2020), 313 pp. ISBN: 9789389648218. Hardback, $19.79. Muscular India sits at the intersection of physical culture, masculinities, and class