Tag Archives: class

Reflections on London, a spectacular mosaic and some links

This afternoon, I picked up my neighbour and her son from the central bus station. They had just got back from a trip to London, one of those bus tours that are fairly cheap, provided you know what you’re getting … Continue reading

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Class in British literature and popular culture – now with bonus Farscape

Apparently, the recent sociological tome on Chavs by seems to have reached the other side of the Atlantic, for the New York Times offers not just a review but an excerpt as well. Send to Kindle

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A Plagalanche, toxic Westeros, responses to romance bashing, rape in fantasy, redneck bashing and Dallas remade

Yesterday’s plagiarism post has broken the visitor record for this blog, largely due to a link from the VroniPlag press review. The VroniPlag press review also offers a link to this Spiegel Online article about the Althusmann case. Turns out … Continue reading

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Poverty Porn

Regarding the subject of class prejudice as expressed in reality shows in the UK (and not just there), the Guardian has two articles about yet another show of that type, The Scheme, a reality show set on a Scottish council … Continue reading

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Chavs, Reality TV and Class Prejudice

A few days ago, I linked to this discussion of the British slang term “chav” at the Guardian. Now the Guardian has a follow-up article, in which Suzanne Moore says that it’s not the term “chav” itself that’s the problem … Continue reading

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Bad news from Germany, the British class system, the invisibility of women in SF and some indie publishing

The world and the internet seem to have woken up just in time for the next public holiday to hit us on Thursday. Lots of stuff happened, so here is a linkdump: I am saddened by the outcome of the … Continue reading

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“But she can’t live there” – Cultural Assumptions and Kids

Yesterday was a pretty good if busy day. Last night, I attended the monthly translators’ meet-up at Leo’s Restaurant. I had pasta with spicy tuna sauce, red wine and Italian hot chocolate (hot chocolate with a dash of amaretto) not … Continue reading

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