Miles, Andrew and Savage, Mike (2012) The strange survival story of the English gentleman, 1945–2010. Cultural and social history, 9 (4). pp. 595-612. ISSN 1478-0038
This article uses evidence from the National Child Development Study and the Mass-Observation project to argue that ideas of 'gentlemanly' behaviour, and a class-coded identity, have not disappeared in post-war English society. Rather, aspects of 'gentlemanly' behaviour - such as modesty about one's achievements and a studied vagueness about one's social position and class identity - provide a means by which people can negotiate the demands of modern 'audit culture', and renew a sense of status.
|Additional Information:||© 2012 The Social History Society|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||class, Evelyn Waugh, mass- observation, modesty, Nancy Mitford, national child development study, social classifications|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Sets:||Departments > Sociology|
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