No. 113 – ‘Working-Class’ Culture in ‘Britain’:

‘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.

Consider:

Class
Working-Class
High Class
The HIGH class
Classless Society
Ranks
Social Ranks
Leisure Class
Small-Timers
Servants
Pundits
Analysts
Administrators
Governors
ARYANS
Rabbis
Brahmins
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
Devtas
LORDS
HUMANS
Tenders
Blue-Collars
Levis
INTELLECTUALS
Pawns
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
PIMPS
Peasants
Peons
Strippers
Prostitutes
WORKERS
LABOURERS
BEGGARS
Insects and Grubs

Mubeen Mughal

Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA

FRIDAY,

16th October 2015.

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