’70 – ’80: ‘declining middle’ in the class distribution

During this period the debate was framed in relation to the shift to Post-Fordism societies. There are several dimensions of the debate that overlap:

1. Optimistic and pessimistic interpretations of the deindustrialisation and service sector growth:



2. Perlman’s, Janice (1976): ‘The myth of marginality: Urban Poverty and Politics in Rio de Janeiro’ marks a PARADIGM SHIFT: 


3.  European scholars: a radical and class based use of social polarisation:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: