The Middle Classes, Housing and Schooling in the City

Comparative Perspectives from Europe and South America
Workshop, June 28th 2019 at Sciences Po - LIEPP
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The Middle Classes, Housing and Schooling in the City
Comparative Perspectives from Europe and South America

Workshop organized by Marco Oberti and Quentin Ramond (Sciences Po - OSC - LIEPP & Programme Cities are Back in Town)

June 28 2019 | 9:30am – 7:00pm

Sciences Po, 254 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris 7e, LIEPP meeting room

The workshop explores the interactions between middle-class housing and schooling practices and experiences in major cities across Europe and South America, calling into question their spatial dimension.

It will bring together scholars using theoretical and empirical tools from urban research, sociology of education and sociology of social stratification to reflect on the way space, housing and education interact in the definition of the middle classes and inform their role in the evolution of cities:

How are housing and schooling strategies articulated and foster uneven trajectories within the middle classes?
What do these practices tell us about their relationships to other social groups and public institutions?
What variations can we detect between cities?
How do they relate to differences in terms of housing markets, school systems and middle-class characteristics?

Abstracts  |  Subject to availability. Please register!

Program

  9:30-10:00    Welcome
10:00-10:15    Introduction by Marco Oberti & Quentin Ramond
   
10:15-12:30    The Middle Classes in the City: Theoretical Debates and Empirical Issues
     Chair: Philippe Coulangeon

•    Tim Butler & Chris Hamnett
Social Reproduction and the Remaking of the Gentrified Inner City.
•    Emmanuelle Barozet
Middle Classes Nomenclatures and Measurement: Comparative Perspectives between Europe and Latin America.
•    Adalberto Cardoso & Edmond Préteceille
The Middle Classes in the Metropolises. A North-South Comparison.
   
12:30-14:00    Lunch break
   
14:00-15:40    The Middle Classes, Housing and Schooling in the City (1)
     Chair: Pauline Clech

•    Tim Butler & Chris Hamnett
Re-constructing Education by and for the Middle Classes – the London Experience.
•    María Luisa Méndez & Modesto Gayo
Socio-spatial Trajectories of Upper Middle Class Reproduction in the Neoliberal City.

15:40-16:00    Coffee & tea break
   
16:00-18:15    The Middle Classes, Housing and Schooling in the City (2)
     Chair: Edmond Préteceille

•    Thomas Maloutas
The Relocation of Middle-Class Groups in Athens (1991-2011) and its Relation to the Spatially Uneven Distribution of School Quality.
•    Willem Boterman & Sako Musterd
Social Rent: Causing or Reducing School Segregation?
•    Marco Oberti & Quentin Ramond
Middle Classes Residential Status and School Patterns in the Paris Metropolis.
   
18:15-18:45    Conclusion by Bruno Cousin & Tommaso Vitale

Nos chercheurs interviennent...

Séminaires dans la semaine du 15 au 19 avril 2019
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Retrouvez nos chercheurs lors de prochains séminaires, proposés dans la semaine du 15 au 19 avril.

Angela Greulich (OSC)Angela Greulich au FacSem Sciences-Po, jeudi 18 avril 2019, à 12h30 (13 rue de l'Université, Salle du Conseil).

Inequalities in fertility behaviour between and within European countries. Context dependency and policy relevance

(Autre présentation : Golvine de Rochambeau, Dept. d'économie - Access to Large Buyers and Firm Growth: Experimental Evidence from Liberia.)

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 Jen Shradie (OSC)Jen Schradie dans le cadre des Rendez-vous de la recherche à Sciences Po, Mardi 16 avril 2019, séance « Le numérique peut-il réinventer la démocratie ? », de 17h à 19h (Amphithéâtre Jacques Chapsal, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, Paris 7e).

The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives

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Jen Schradie intervient également dans le Séminaire d'Analyse des Structures et des Processus Sociaux (SPS), vendredi 19 avril 2019 de 15h à 17h (Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, Paris 6e).

Pluralism, Participation and Personalization: How Digital Fails to Deliver

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A signaler que Mirna Safi est discutante de la prochaine séance du séminaire proposé par l'Axe Discriminations et inégalités sociales du LIEPP accueillant Laure Bereni (Chargée de recherche au Centre Maurice Halbwachs), jeudi 18 avril 2019 de 17h à 19h (LIEPP, 254 Bd St-Germain, Paris 7e).

La valeur professionnelle de l'identité. Race, genre et management à Paris et à New York

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Denis Fougère est lui discutant lors de la séance proposée par l'Axe politiques éducatives du LIEPP accueillant Axelle Charpentier et Thierry Rocher (Ministère de l'éducation supérieure, de la recherche et de l'innovation - DEPP), mardi 16 avril de 16h30 à 18h (LIEPP, 254 Bd St-Germain, Paris 7e).

Dispositif d'observation et d'évaluation « CP Dédoublés » : premiers résultats

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La Dataviz pour les nul·e·s -

Donato Ricchi (Medialab)
METSEM #21, 18 avril 2019
  • Jacques Bertin, Sémiologie graphique (1973)Jacques Bertin, Sémiologie graphique (1973)

METSEM #21

Séminaire de méthodologie

 Lieu d’échanges et de partages autour de la pluralité des outils et des méthodes des sciences humaines et sociales

Donato Ricco (Medialab, Sciences Po)

Designer de la Communication et chercheur dans le domaine de la visualisation de l’information et des données

Jeudi 18 avril à 10h - 12h (ouvert à tous)

Salle Annick Percheron, 98 rue de l'Université 75007 Paris

Donato Ricchi (Sciences Po)

La Dataviz pour les nul•le•s : Design perspectives on Information

Au fur et à mesure que les outils, les techniques et les approches de visualisation des données et de l'information deviennent de plus en plus répandus et simplifiés, l'activité de lecture et d'interprétation des visualisations est souvent laissée à l'arrière-plan. Au cours de la séance, nous nous concentrerons sur le décodage d'une série de visualisations pour imaginer et comprendre comment un public potentiel peut s'y identifier. L'accent sera mis sur la dépendance mutuelle des activités de codage et de décodage, sur la base de la logique sémiotique de Jacques Bertin.

Inscrivez-vous ici : https://metsem.hypotheses.org/692

Migrants’ connections within and beyond borders: insights from the comparison of three categories of migrants in France

Mirna Safi, Cris Beauchemin
Ethnic and Racial Studies, March 2019
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Ethnic and Racial Studies Journal

Migrants’ connections within and beyond borders: insights from the comparison of three categories of migrants in France

Cris Beauchemin (INED) & Mirna Safi (OSC)

Ethnic and Racial Studies


Published online 01 March 2019

DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2019.1572906 - 20 p.


Since the mid-1990s, the concept of transnationalism has been increasingly used and discussed. Some authors have contested its novelty, arguing that all types of migrants, including internal ones, tend to remain connected to their home place. In this paper, we provide new quantitative evidence to show that migration, be it internal or international, entails a similar sort of connectedness between places. Using a nationally representative survey carried out in France (TeO, N = 21,761 individuals), we systematically compare the transterritorial connections of international migrants, French migrants born abroad and French migrants born in overseas territories. Our findings show that all migrants maintain transborder ties, with particular intensity among French overseas migrants. Owing to border effects, oversenas migrants exhibit higher levels of sociopolitical and “re-migration” connections and are less engaged in economic relations. The results also show that transterritorial connections are affected by similar determinants across the three categories of migrants.


Figure 2. Marginal effects of generation, nationality, multilingualism, and family ties across migrant categories (p. 10)

Figure 2 - Safi, Beauchemin, 2019


Mirna Safi (OSC)In the literature, connections between “here” and “there” are predominantly viewed as connections between places of destination and origin. Challenging the notion of transnationalism, Waldinger and FitzGerald (2004) highlighted the fact that these connections are, above all, about people trying to maintain relations with a homeland, be it abroad or not (Waldinger and FitzGerald 2004). In this paper, depending on the type of transterritorial practice, we considered connections with the homeland and also with other places outside mainland France, without being able to distinguish precisely the remote places of engagement. To some extent, the transterritorial ties observed in this study thus revert to some sort of “cosmopolitism” (having in mind that these ties are not always transnational), rather than exclusively to a kind of homeland attachment.

The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives

Jen Schradie, séminaire #ECNEHESS
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Jen Schradie (OSC)

Séminaire #ecnEHESS Etudier les cultures du numérique,
jeudi 21 mars 2019, de 17h30 à 19h30,
Institut des Systèmes Complexes, salle séminaire 1.1, 113 rue Nationale, 75013, Paris.

Troisième séance d’approfondissement ouverte aux auditeurs libres avec Jen Schradie, co-fondatrice de ENDL (European Network on Digital Labour) et auteure de l'ouvrage The Revolution that Wasn’t à paraître en mai 2019 chez Harvard University Press, qu’elle présentera en avant-première.

Pour s’inscrire, merci de renseigner le formulaire.

The Revolution that Wasn't (Book)The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives

From the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, many have hailed the democratizing power of digital activism. As a mode of political participation, it seems cheap, fast, and open to all. Yet, little is known about the variation of the actual cost of online participation in social movements across social classes. Jen Schradie’s research incorporates different social settings and spans from online to off-line activism practices, thus highlighting the high costs of online participation for working-class groups.
Despite the promise of equalizing online participation, digital activism tends to be less effective when horizontally organized volunteer groups aim to translate online goodwill into meaningful action. Conversely, large hierarchical political organizations with professional staff manage to amplify their digital impact. Not only does technology fail to level the playing field: it tilts it further, so that only the most sophisticated and well-funded players can compete.

Twitter logoSince the internet's founding in 1989, a lot has happened. From the Berlin Wall falling to Trump's wall building. In my new book, #TheRevolutionThatWasnt, I contextualize the digital pendulum swing from utopia to dystopia that mark the 30th anniversary of the Web.
The dawn of the internet age….unleashed a kind of revolutionary giddiness. Those most bullish about the potential impact of this massive global network believed it would fundamentally re-order nearly every corner of civilization, inevitably for the better.
The overarching ideology of this digital utopianism was a strange brew of hyper-capitalism mixed with 60s-era-socialist idealism.The ultimate free market of ideas & commerce would create a new balance of power that favored citizens over giant organizations, companies & govts.
In the wake of the Soviet Union collapsing and the tearing down of its bureaucratic symbols, from the Berlin Wall to statues of Stalin, the internet was the phoenix rising from the ashes. It could unite where the Cold War had divided.Technology would disrupt, flatten and revolutionize hierarchies. In the place of Orwellian propaganda and old-school communication tools would be new technologies in the hands of the people. Personalization, participation, & pluralism would bring digital democracy...

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