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The Growing Integration of Bourgeois and Bohemian Culture

  • Geoffrey MossEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Sociology book series (BRIEFSSOCY)

Abstract

In this chapter, I start by discussing the growing tendency of the middle class to embrace bohemian culture, and imitate lifestyles launched by bohemian artists. I then discuss two influential works that proclaimed that bohemian culture has become thoroughly integrated with bourgeois culture, David Brooks Bobo’s in Paradise, and Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class, and explain why I decided to draw on the later work rathar than the former.

Keywords

Bourgeois Bohemian Middle class Loft living Bourgeois-Bohemians Big-Morph Creative class 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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