Fashion and celebrity may be twenty-first century obsessions, but they were also key concepts in Regency culture. Both celebrated and condemned for their popularity, silver fork novels were extremely prolific during this period. These texts detailed the lives and loves of London fashionables and in doing so became a form of conduct book, offering guidelines for members of the socially aspirant middle class. Wilson looks at the social and literary impact of this significant genre and charts its role in the development of the novel as a form and its status in the literary marketplace.
Throw them out and ratings skyrocket on cable TV. At church, you may fill a few more seats whenever you spice your sermon with them. In politics, they rally the base. In communities, they bond people with commonalities and keep at bay the deviant. In all cases, however, somebody pays for them, and lives with them, sometimes forever. In Stereotypes and Labels, Kirby A. Manager, PhD., uses real-life examples to show how tags, labels and stereotypes impact the lives of millions in communities around us. He explores how we all pay for it at the end.
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