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Author Guilluy, Christophe, author.

Title Twilight of the elites : prosperity, the periphery, and the future of France / Christophe Guilluy ; translated from the French by Malcolm DeBevoise
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (177 pages)
Contents Introduction -- 1. The new citadels -- 2. An Americanized society -- 3. The management of public opinion -- 4. The defection of the working class -- Conclusion -- Appendix: An index of socioeconomic fragility
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Social classes -- France -- History -- 21st century
Social stratification -- France -- History -- 21st century
Working class -- France -- History -- 21st century
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economic Conditions.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Social classes.
Social conditions.
Social stratification.
Working class.
France -- Social conditions -- 1995-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author DeBevoise, M. B., translator.
ISBN 0300240821
Other Titles Crépuscule de la France d'en haut. English
Twilight of the elite : the prosperous, the periphery, and the future of France