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Customs in Common: Studies in Traditional Popular Culture by E.P. Thompson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Customs in Common: Studies in Traditional Popular Culture i Customs in Common i is the remarkable sequel to E P Thompson s influential landmark volume of social history i The Making of the English Working Class i The product of years of research and debate i Customs in Common i describes the complex culture from which working class institutions emerged in England a panoply of traditions and customs that the new working class fought to preserve well into Victorian times In a text marked by both empathy and erudition Thompson investigates the gradual disappearance of a range of cultural customs against the backdrop of the great upheavals of the eighteenth century As villagers were subjected to a legal system increasingly hostile to custom they tried both to resist and to preserve tradition becoming as Thompson explains rebellious but rebellious in defence of custom Although some historians have written of riotous peasants of England and Wales as if they were mainly a problem for magistrates and governments for Thompson it is the rulers landowners and governments who were a problem for the people whose exuberant culture preceded the formation of working class institutions and consciousness Using a wide range of sources Thompson shows how careful attention to fragmentary evidence helps to decode the fascinating symbolism of shaming rituals including rough music and practices such as the ritual divorce known as wife sale And in examining the vigorous presence of women in food riots from the sixteenth century onwards he sheds further light on gender relations of the time Essential reading for all those intrigued by English history i Customs in Common i has a special relevance today as traditional economies are being replaced by market economies throughout the world The rich scholarship and depth of insight in Thompson s work offer many clues to understanding contemporary changes around the globe

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The Sykaos Papers, Customs in Common: Studies in Traditional Popular Culture, Witness Against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law, William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary, Whigs and Hunters, The Making of the English Working Class, The Essential E. P. Thompson (New Press Essential), The Romantics: England in a Revolutionary Age, Making History: Writings on History and Culture, The Poverty of Theory
i Customs in Common i is the remarkable sequel to E P Thompson s influential landmark volume of social history i The Making of the English Working Class i The product of years of research and debate i Customs in Common i describes the complex culture from which working class institutions emerged in England a panoply of traditions and customs that the new working class fought to preserve well into Victorian times br br In a text marked by both empathy and erudition Thompson investigates the gradual disappearance of a range of cultural customs against the backdrop of the great upheavals of the eighteenth century As villagers were subjected to a legal system increasingly hostile to custom they tried both to resist and to preserve tradition becoming as Thompson explains rebellious but rebellious in defence of custom Although some historians have written of riotous peasants of England and Wales as if they were mainly a problem for magistrates and governments for Thompson it is the rulers landowners and governments who were a problem for the people whose exuberant culture preceded the formation of working class institutions and consciousness br br Using a wide range of sources Thompson shows how careful attention to fragmentary evidence helps to decode the fascinating symbolism of shaming rituals including rough music and practices such as the ritual divorce known as wife sale And in examining the vigorous presence of women in food riots from the sixteenth century onwards he sheds further light on gender relations of the time br br Essential reading for all those intrigued by English history i Customs in Common i has a special relevance today as traditional economies are being replaced by market economies throughout the world The rich scholarship and depth of insight in Thompson s work offer many clues to understanding contemporary changes around the globe br, This biographical study is a window into th century British society amp the life of Wm Morris the great craftsman architect designer poet amp writer who remains a monumental amp influential figure to this day This account chronicles how his concern with artistic amp human values led him to cross what he called the river of fire amp become a committed socialist committed not only to the theory of socialism but also to the practice of it in the day to day struggle of working people in Victorian England While both the British Labor Movement amp the Marxists have venerated Morris this legacy of his life proves that many of his ideas didn t accord with the dominant reforming tendencies providing a unique perspective on Morris scholarship, When he came to Earth or Sykaos as it was known to the Oitarians the poet space traveller gardener Oi Paz declaimed its attractions It seemed to him that if it should prove to be inhabited by intellectual beings that they could not fail to be harmonious within such harmonious surroundings, A brilliant interdisciplinary re examination of Blake s cultural milieu and intellectual background by the renowned historian and critic