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Author Guilluy, Christophe, author
Title Crépuscule de la France d'en haut. English
Twilight of the elites : prosperity, the periphery, and the future of France / Christophe Guilluy ; translated from the French by Malcolm DeBevoise
Imprint New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2019]
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  HN440.S6 G87713 2019    AVAILABLE    30560400650922
 人文社會聯圖  HN440.S6 G87713 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020593497
Descript 177 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-167) and index
"Originally published as Le Crépuscule de la France d'en haut, copyright © Flammation, Paris, 2016"--Title page verso
"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"-- Provided by publisher
Translated from the French
Subject Social classes -- France -- History -- 21st century
Social stratification -- France -- History -- 21st century
Working class -- France -- History -- 21st century
France -- Social conditions -- 1995-
Social classes. fast (OCoLC)fst01122346
Social conditions. fast (OCoLC)fst01919811
Social stratification. fast (OCoLC)fst01123370
Working class. fast (OCoLC)fst01180418
France. fast (OCoLC)fst01204289
Since 1995 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Author DeBevoise, M. B., translator
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