18th-century Britain saw a profound distancing between the culture of the patricians and the plebs. The social historian E.P. Thompson explains why in this series of essays on the customs of the working people. By the author of "The Making of the English Working Class".
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"meticulously researched, elegantly argued and deeply humane." New York Times Book Review "This book signals the return to historical writing of one of the most eloquent, powerful and independent voices of our time. At his best he is capable of a passionate, sardonic eloquence which is quite unequalled." The Observer.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. A slight tan to the page edges. Slight foxing to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006538528
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Book Description Penguin Books, Great Britain, 1993. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. A companion volume to The Making of The English Working Class, extending the studies there to include the examination of plebeian culture, working class consciousness, and industrial life. E. P. Thompson's main thesis is that in 18th century England there was a tacit agreement of social behaviour and stability between the gentry and the poor. Both were allowed to take certain measures to achieve their aims--the gentry did it via the parliament, and the poor via civil disobedience. Most interestingly, however, was the symbolic struggle, or cultural struggle--what E. P. Thompson calls the theatre and counter-theatre. The theatre meant the social attitudes--the gentry had its wigs, its fancy outfits, and its arrogant attitude, and the poor had its popular culture. This was a way to channel power and discontent through cultural manifestations. 547 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; History; ISBN: 0140125566. ISBN/EAN: 9780140125566. Inventory No: 231063. Bookseller Inventory # 231063