The new middle class in the global South

Event type: 2-day workshop
Date: 21 and 22 September 2015
Place: Wiser, Wits University (South Africa)
Convernors: Maxim Bolt (Wits), Deborah James (LSE), Sarah Nuttall (Wits), George St. Clare (LSE)

What can comparative perspective from the global south tell us about the meteoric rise of the new middle classes? They suggest that we should be wary of purely quantitative/objective characterisations, taking subjective forms of identity more seriously.

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