‘Working-Class’ Culture in ‘Britain’:
“Richard Hoggart, in his study of working class culture in ‘Britain’, shows the sharp division between ‘them” (those on the top: bosses, policemen, judges, teachers, civil servants) and ‘us” in the working CLASS. As Hoggart writes, “ ‘They’ are ‘the people at the TOP’, the ‘Higher-Ups’, the people who give you your dole, call you up, TELL YOU TO GO TO WAR, Fine You, made you split the family in the ‘thirties to avoid a reductions in the Means Test allowance, ‘get yer in the end’, ‘aren’t really to be trusted’, ‘talk posh’, ‘are all twisters (Conjurors and Shape-shifters)…’summons yer’, ‘are all in a click (NETWORK) together’, treat y’ like muck,. Toward them the basic attitude is one of distrust.”
from: Man Alone – Alienation in Modern Society.
Eds. With intro: Eric and Mary Joseph;
Dell Publishing, NY, NY, 1962.
The HIGH class
Preachers, (Priests, Cardinals, Deacons, Bishops, Arch Bishops, POPES)
COMMANDERS (and Commandos and Guerrillas and Executors and Knights and Squires)
Magnates and Block-Busters and Tycoons
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
Insects and Grubs
Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA
16th October 2015.