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Upper Middle Class Social Reproduction

Wealth, Schooling, and Residential Choice in Chile

Authors: Méndez, María Luisa, Gayo, Modesto

  • Combines analyses of residential, social, and educational trajectories
  • Uses georeferenced data on housing markets and educational provision to map movement of upper middle class concentration
  • Argues that dominant groups have schisms with different expectations and attitudes
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About this book

In the contemporary context of increasing inequality and various forms of segregation, this volume analyzes the transition to neoliberal politics in Santiago de Chile. Using an innovative methodological approach that combines georeferenced data and multi-stage cluster analysis, Méndez and Gayo study the old and new mechanisms of social reproduction among the upper middle class. In so doing, they not only capture the interconnections between macro- and microsocial dimensions such as urban dynamics, schooling demands, cultural repertoires and socio-spatial trajectories, but also offer a detailed account of elite formation, intergenerational accumulation, and economic, cultural, and social inheritance dynamics.

About the authors

María Luisa Méndez is Principal Investigator at the Center for Social and Cohesion Studies (COES) and Head of the Sociology Department at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.
Modesto Gayo is Associate Professor at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Méndez, María Luisa (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Social Mobility over Time and in Space: Ascending Residential and Social Trajectories

    Méndez, María Luisa (et al.)

    Pages 29-54

  • Common Ground: On the Centrality of Residential and School Choice

    Méndez, María Luisa (et al.)

    Pages 55-81

  • Frantic Lives and Practices of Socio-Cultural Differentiation

    Méndez, María Luisa (et al.)

    Pages 83-107

  • Neither Conservatives nor Progressives: Fragmentation in the Cultural Repertoires of the Upper Middle Class

    Méndez, María Luisa (et al.)

    Pages 109-133

Buy this book

eBook £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89695-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89694-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Upper Middle Class Social Reproduction
Book Subtitle
Wealth, Schooling, and Residential Choice in Chile
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89695-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89695-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89694-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 149
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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