Search results

You are looking at 51 - 60 of 5,340 items for :

  • "middle class" x
  • Refine by access: All content x
Clear All
Victorian middle-class attitudes towards the healthcare of the working poor
Amy W. Farnbach Pearson

Early and mid-Victorian social reformers were optimistic regarding the middle classes’ ability to steer Britain towards a more prosperous future. 1 Social action, sanitary reforms and medical science could be deployed to improve the condition of the working classes and cure their ills. 2 However, the incurable, those whose disorders medical practitioners deemed refractory to treatment, presented a challenging barrier to this idealism and

in Disability and the Victorians
Orian Brook, Dave O’Brien, and Mark Taylor

the experiences of the socially mobile, we show that the assumptions of those hiring, commissioning, and taking decisions in creative occupations are heavily shaped by a somatic norm of White, male, middle-classness. These two intersecting issues provide a powerful set of barriers in addition to previous chapters’ discussions. Being the somatic norm for the creative industries is an important resource for the individuals who possess those characteristics. 2 Attempts to change inequalities in cultural occupations are often based on suggesting that people should

in Culture is bad for you
Double consciousness, Black Britishness, and cultural consumption
Meghji Ali

, I was moving through a space that was rich with Black British culture and history. Indeed, the theme of space has been running through this book so far. I considered how the symbolic boundaries of middle classness often lead to the construction of white middle-class physical spaces, also showing how members of the Black middle class create their own physical cultural spaces as a means of solidarity and resistance. In this respect, my work implicitly connects with the longstanding interest social theorists have had in space and place. Looking back at this

in Black middle class Britannia
Laura Ugolini

•  8  • Families and relationships Introduction In April 1918 Horace Joseph spent two days in Gloucester, visiting an uncle: ‘it was a rest to be away … from the Bursary, and rationing, and the Volunteers’.1 Networks of family and friends were extremely important to middle-class men, and became even more so during the war. It was within these networks that they often spent their working hours, as well as their leisure time. It was from these that they sought information, advice, solace in time of trouble and sometimes practical help. As Joseph found, family and

in Civvies
Abstract only
Michael John Law

-­off working men, who might have first learned how to ride in the Great War, the motorcycle provided speed from a dirty and noisy machine that attracted disdain from the more respectable classes. Moving to the top of the suburban social pyramid, the wealthy would be highly likely to have access to a car if they wanted one. In prosperous old suburbs and some aspirational newer ones, the middle layer of the middle classes was also buying cars in large numbers. These lucky car owners could spontaneously drive to the seaside, to the countryside, to the shops, and could drive to

in The experience of suburban modernity
Open Access (free)
George Campbell Gosling

charity, even as these underwent significant changes over the early twentieth century. The previous two chapters examined the arrival in the hospital of patient payments and the almoner, contributory schemes and the middle-class patient, and how they became commonplace in the interwar years. It is typically assumed that these changes undermined or even ended philanthropy as the organising principle of the voluntary hospitals. 1 Yet, as we have already seen

in Payment and philanthropy in British healthcare, 1918–48
Abstract only
Laura Ugolini

pre-war practices, at least as far as the harvest festival was concerned, others opted for change. Horace Joseph, the bursar of New College, Oxford, for example, reacted to Britain’s entry into the war by ordering ‘some economies’ in college dinners. He also ‘wrote to the London branch of the B[?] Metal works, where I was about to order goods of about £18 value, saying that the order must stand over, and I told the gardener we must do without a bulb order. These are small things’, he acknowledged, ‘but if you cannot do bigger you must do smaller’.2 Middle-class men

in Civvies
Peter Barry

enduring’. Maurice regarded literature as the particular property of the middle class and the expression of their values. For him the middle class represents the essence of Englishness (the aristocracy are part of an international elite, and the poor need to give all their attention to ensuring mere survival) so middle-class education should be specifically English, and therefore should centre on English literature. Maurice was well aware of the political dimension of all this. People so educated would feel that they belonged to England, that they had a country

in Beginning theory (fourth edition)
Meghji Ali

into Blackness and middle-class culture, and we carried on talking. Sandra commented that ‘This happens all the time’, where ‘a white person wants to take away from the achievements of Black people’. Sandra further explained that the questioning lady was overplaying the role of white people in anti-racist Black 77 Black middle-class Britannia struggle, whereas exhibitions like this are supposed to provide more accurate ‘representations of Black struggle and progress’. This ethnographic episode feeds into two dimensions explored in this chapter. First, Sandra claims

in Black middle class Britannia
Abstract only
All about that base
Thomas Prosser

Alberto Garzón: ‘There’s still a lot of work to do among abstainers, like the marginalized people in my home region of Malaga who won’t have a sandwich to eat this Christmas.’ Jean-Luc Mélenchon: ‘Don’t fool yourself Alberto, the poor aren’t going to vote. You must learn from the Latin American experience. You win with the support of the middle classes; once you’re in office, you can reach the marginalized with social policy.’ (Meeting between French new-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Spanish left-wing leaders, Madrid, January 2015) 1 The rise

in What’s in it for me?