Respectability and working-class radicalism in Victorian London: 1850-1890 : a contribution to the debate
The most repulsive thing here is the bourgeois 'respectability' bred into the bones of the workers. The social division of society into innumerable gradations, each recognised without question, each with its own pride but also its inborn respect for its 'betters' and 'superiors', is so old and firmly established that the bourgeois still find it pretty easy to get their bait accepted . Throughout his acquaintance with Britain Engels was worried by the growth of respectability in the...[Show more]
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