The Middle Classes, Housing and Schooling in the City

The Middle Classes, Housing and Schooling in the City

Workshop LIEPP/OSC 28 juin 2019, 9h30 - 19h00
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Le LIEPP et l'OSC ont le plaisir de vous inviter au workshop: 

The Middle Classes, Housing and Schooling in the City

Comparative Perspectives from Europe, South America and Asia

organisé par Marco Oberti et Quentin Ramond

Vendredi 28 juin 2019

9h30 - 19h00

Salle du LIEPP

254 boulevard Saint Germain, 75007 Paris



Presentation :

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?

Program : 

9h30 -10h00 : Welcome

10h00 - 10h15 : Introduction by Marco Oberti et Quentin Ramond 

10h15 - 12h30 :

  • The Middle Classes in the city : Theoretical Debates and Empirical Issues. Chair: Philippe Coulangeon
  • Social Reproduction and the Remaking of the Gentrified Inner City by Tim Butler and Chris Hamnett
  • Middle Classes Nomenclatures and Measurement : Comparative Perspectives between Europe and Latin America by Emmanuelle Barozet 
  • The Middle Classes in the Metropolises. A North-South Comparison by Adalberto Cardoso and Edmond Préteceille

12h30 - 14h00 : Lunch break

14h00 - 15h40 :

  • The Middle Classes, Housing and Schooling in the City (1). Chair : Pauline Clech
  • Serching for excellence : the middle classes, education and housing in Beijing by Chris Hamnett and Chris Hamnett & Xiaoling Zhang
  • Socio-spatial Trajectories of Upper Middle Class Reproduction in the Neoliberal City by Maria Luisa Méndez and Modesto Gayo

15h40 - 16h00 : Coffee and tea break

16h00 - 18h15 :

  • The Middle Classes, Housing and Schooling in the City (2). Chair : Edmond Préteceille
  • The Relocation of Middle-Class Groups in Athens (1991 - 2011) and its Relation to the Spatially Uneven Distribution of School Quality by Thomas Maloutas
  • Social Rent : Causing or Reducing School Segregation ? by Willem Boterman and Sako Musterd 
  • Middle Classes Residential Status and School Patterns in the Paris Metropolis by Marco Oberti and Quentin Ramond

18h15 - 18h45 : Conclusion by Bruno Cousin and Tommaso Vitale

Dépliant du workshop (pdf)


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