Feldman and Seibel - Chapter 14
During the first third of the twentieth century, many became aware that a
"new man" had begun to play a disproportionate role in shaping the twentieth
century, one who was neither a bourgeois nor a worker. This was the
mid-level manager, the white-collar worker, or the petty administrator (however
we choose to label him). Siegfried Kracauer and Hans Speier were
among the first to explore this new work culture.