Food, Mobility, Class, and Everyday Life in a Paris Neighborhood
class, space, food, everyday life, mobility, Paris
This paper develops a class-sensitive research design for addressing two parts of everyday life: eating and moving. In the gentrifying neighborhood of Sétif (Paris), it finds three class-specific strategies: multiplying places (underclass), partitioning places (working class), anchoring places (middle class). Adding to criticism of privative, miserabilist approaches of the underclass and the working class, it theorizes food lifestyles as cohering of products, practices, tastes, and norms, and spatial mobility as use of class singularities of places. All in all, this paper hopes to show that studying matters of everyday life yields contributions regarding the working of class, the making of social life, and the shaping of individual lives in context.