Globalised Minds, Roots in the City: Urban Upper-middle Classes in Europe
On March 26, 2015 the book “Globalised Minds, Roots in the City” by Alberta Andreotti, Patrick Le Galès and Francisco Javier Moreno Fuentes was presented in the University of Milano-Bicocca.
This international research project formed into a book, utilizes empirical evidence about 480 professionals and managers from Milan, Paris, Lyon and Madrid. The aim was to explore the role of urban upper middle classes in the transformations experienced by contemporary European societies. The results explain how segments of Europe’s urban population are adopting “exit” or “partial exit” strategies in respect to the nation state. The approaches concern classic urban sociology, globalization and mobility studies, and spatial class analysis.