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the middle class

Creativity, openness, style consciousness, entrepreneurial spirit, empathy and cosmopolitanism

Andreas Reckwitz: The End of Illusions. Politics, Economics and Culture in the Late Modern

THE MIDDLE CLASS: Relevant in these corona times is whether Reckwitz's analysis opens up for a restructuring of the economy back to a "real economy" – from the cultural capitalism where the goods promise consumers symbolic, narrative, aesthetic and ethical experiences.

The middle class without funds

Henning Melber (ed.): The Rise of Africa's Middle Class Myths, Realities and Critical Engagements

: This is a very solid academic work where all the authors are critical – in some cases very critical – of this understanding of the middle class in Africa