The Petite Bourgeoisie in Europe, 1780-1914: Enterprise, Family and Independence

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Psychology Press, 1995 - History - 296 pages
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Crossick and Haupt provide a major overview of the social, economic, cultural and political development of the petite bourgeoisie in modern Europe, a group until now largely neglected by European social historians.
Through comparative analysis the authors examine issues such as the centrality of small enterprise to industrial change, the importance of family and locality to the petit-bourgeois world, the search for stability and status and the associated political move to the right.
Crossick and Haupt have written an invaluable and authoritative assessment of the emergence of a distinctive petit-bourgeois cultural and political identity. It will be of interest to both undergraduate students and academic historians.
  

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Contents

THE TRANSITION FROM CORPORATIONS
16
SURVIVAL OR DECLINE?
38
A WORLD IN MOVEMENT
64
IMAGES AND NECESSITIES
87
THE PETITE BOURGEOISIE AND THE TOWN
112
THE MOVE TO THE RIGHT
133
PETITS BOURGEOIS AND WORKERS
166
CULTURE AND SOCIABILITY
191
INTO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
216
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Crossick is at the University of Essex

Heinz-Gerhard Haupt is professor emeritus at Bielefeld University.

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