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Vulgarity and Social Grammar

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on notions of vulgarity in the late 18th century. The use of ‘vulgar’ to mean ‘ordinary’ or ‘commonplace’ was still in evidence in the 18th century. As a description of the lower ... More


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Simon Featherstone

in Englishness: Twentieth-Century Popular Culture and the Forming of English Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623655
eISBN:
9780748651764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623655.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the current status of Englishness and Englishness studies. It shows that Englishness still occupies traditional ground defined by archaic hierarchies of social station and ... More


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