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