Digital Divide| Middle Classes Undergoing Transformation in a Digitizing World

Dimitar Blagoev



This article proposes a new approach to understanding the middle class by considering the role it plays in the creation of life chances. Several ideal types are developed to better understand the transformations that middle classes have undergone in the digitizing sociality. When digital technologies are applied in the innovative process of fusing global market-related opportunities and individual resources, the middle classes set in motion a complex interplay of action and reverse action between contextual and personal potentials, thus digitally creating new life chances.


Middle class, life chances, digital society, social transformation.

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