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Title Twilight of the elites : prosperity, the periphery, and the future of France / Christophe Guilluy ; translated from the French by Malcolm DeBevoise.
Author Guilluy, Christophe, author.
Publication New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]
Description 177 pages ; 22 cm
Call # 944.03 G
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Christophe Guilluy, a French geographer, makes the case that France has become an "American society" - one that is both increasingly multicultural and increasingly unequal. The divide between the global economy's winners and losers in today's France has replaced the old left-right split, leaving many on "the periphery." As Guilluy shows, there is no unified French economy, and those cut off from the country's new economic citadels suffer disproportionately on both economic and social fronts. In Guilluy's analysis, the lip service paid to the idea of an "open society" has emerged in France as a smoke screen meant to hide the emergence of a closed society, walled off for the benefit of the upper classes. The ruling classes in France are reaching a dangerous stage, he argues; without the stability of a growing economy, the hope for those excluded from growth is extinguished, undermining the legitimacy of a multicultural nation.
Subject Social classes -- France -- History -- 21st century.
Social stratification -- France -- History -- 21st century.
Working class -- France -- History -- 21st century.
France -- Social conditions -- 1995-
Social classes. (OCoLC)fst01122346
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Social stratification. (OCoLC)fst01123370
Working class. (OCoLC)fst01180418
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Since 1995
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author DeBevoise, M. B., translator.
Addl. Title Crépuscule de la France d'en haut. English
ISBN 9780300233766 (hardcover ; alk. paper) :
0300233760 (hardcover ; alk. paper)

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