The Petite Bourgeoisie in Europe, 1780-1914: Enterprise, Family, and Independence

The Petite Bourgeoisie in Europe, 1780-1914: Enterprise, Family, and Independence

by Geoffrey Crossick, Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415118828
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date: 11/15/1995
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
List of abbreviationsxi
1Introduction1
2The Transition from Corporations16
Ideals and challenges
The corporate idea in a changing world
3Small Enterprise: Survival or Decline?38
Industrialisation and artisanal enterprise
Urbanisation and retailing
Economic crises
Rural small enterprise
The vagaries of independence
4A World in Movement64
Small enterprise: opening and surviving
The flow from the countryside
A hierarchy of enterprises
Social mobility: an idea under challenge
The movement between generations
5The Family: Images and Necessities87
Business space, family space
'You have to be a couple'
Family size and household structure
Harmony and introspection?
6The Petite Bourgeoisie and the Town112
The petite bourgeoisie and the neighbourhood
Urban property
Local and municipal government
7Politics: The World of the People and The Move to the Right133
Words and identities
States and parties
The politics of the people
The move to the right
8Petits Bourgeois and Workers166
The artisanal workplace
The shop as a place of work
Credit, solidarity and conflict
Petits bourgeois as local intermediaries
The growth of social distance
9Culture and Sociability191
Opposition, distinction and the culture of work
Family, localism and property
Books and things
Sociability and associations
10Conclusion: Into the Twentieth Century216
Notes234
Further Reading284
Index289

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