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Author Andreotti, Alberta.
Title Globalised minds, roots in the city : urban upper-middle classes in Europe / Alberta Andreotti, Patrick Le Gales and Francisco Javier Moreno-Fuentes.
Imprint Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015.

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Author Andreotti, Alberta.
Series Studies in Urban and Social Change
Studies in urban and social change.
Subject Upper class -- Europe.
Middle class -- Europe.
Professional employees -- Europe.
Executives -- Europe.
Alt Name Le Galès, Patrick.
Moreno Fuentes, Francisco Javier.
Description 1 online resource.
Summary "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 "-- Provided by publisher.
"Presents new empirical evidence collected through an original comparative research about professionals and managers in four European cities in three countries"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.
Contents Series page; Studies in Urban and Social Change; Title page; Copyright page; Series Editors' Preface; Preface; Introduction; Globalisation, Transnationalism and Mobility in European Cities; Does Globalisation Induce 'Exit' Strategies?; Mobility and the Weakening of Local Ties in the Urban Context; Upper-Middle Classes: 'Exit' and Urban Disembeddedness; The 'Partial Exit' and Distance--Proximity Strategies of European Upper-Middle Classes; Structure of the Book; 1 Comparing Upper-Middle-Class Managers in Four Cities.
Searching for the European Upper-Middle Classes: The Choice of European ManagersNational Patterns in the Rise of Managers: France, Italy and Spain; Managers in Four European Cities: Milan, Madrid, Lyon and Paris; Selecting Four Neighbourhoods in Each City; Who Are These European Managers?; Managers as Modernising Agents; Liberal Cultural Values: Managers as Post-Industrial Educated Cultural Species; Cosmopolitanism, Europeanisation and Multilayered Identities; Conclusions; 2 Managers in the City.
Combining Distance and Proximity: Interactions under ControlChoosing a City or a Metropolitan Region: Inheritance, Family Ties and Professional Opportunities; Choosing a 'Good' Neighbourhood Close to Family and Friends; Keeping the Social Mix under Control Yet Fearless of the City; Conclusion: Managers Choosing a Place to Live--Family Ties, Relative Degree of Mixing and Strict Control; 3 Three Ways of Living in a Globalised World; Mobility, Transnationalism and Social Differentiation; Living Abroad: A Dividing Line Among Managers.
Professional Partial Exit Strategies: Going Abroad and Coming BackThe Most Common Form of Transnational Mobility: Short-Term and Short-Distance; A Western-Centric World; Virtual Mobility for 'Digital Nomads'; The World Is Becoming Increasingly More Competitive: Children Must Be Ready; Rootedness as the Other Side of Mobility: Cross-Classifying Transnational Practices and Rootedness; Conclusions: Transnationalisation Under Shelter?; 4 Managers' Social Networks; Managers' Friends: Spatially Dispersed but Intensely Socially Homogeneous.
Family and the City: A Recovered RelationNeighbours: Who Are Those Strangers?; Family and Friends, but No Engagement in the Public Sphere; Conclusions: Dense Social Networks Abroad and in the City; 5 Conclusion; A European Urban 'Modernist' Upper-Middle Class: Values, Networks of Friends and European Mobility -- but the Future Is Global; Transnational Mobility as Partial Exit: Mobility and Society; Transnational Mobility as a New Cleavage Among the Upper-Middle Classes.
ISBN 9781118330777 (electronic bk.)
1118330773 (electronic bk.)
9781118330784 (electronic bk.)
1118330781 (electronic bk.)
9781444334845 (hardback)
Publisher # EB00596247 Recorded Books
OCLC # 889324193
Additional Format Print version: Andreotti, Alberta. Globalised minds, roots in the city. Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015 9781444334845 (DLC) 2014031689

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