Sociability, work and labouring identity in seventeenth-century England
Hailwood, Mark. (2011) Sociability, work and labouring identity in seventeenth-century England. Cultural and Social History, Volume 8 (Number 1). pp. 9-29. ISSN 14780038Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/147800411X12858412044311
This article explores the relationship between plebeian attitudes about work and plebeian attitudes about sociability. It takes as its start point the term that early modern people themselves used to describe sociability - 'company' - and argues that combining depositional material with an analysis of broadside ballads presents the best way to access such descriptions. What emerges is that the keeping of 'company' was informed by a 'politics of participation' which centred on a set of values that championed both hard labour and excessive drinking. This set of values points at the existence of a certain labouring identity in the period that has implications for our understanding of both the social order and plebeian agency.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
|Divisions:||Other > Institute of Advanced Study
Faculty of Arts > History
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Socialization -- England -- History -- 17th century, Broadsides -- England -- History -- 17th century, Working class -- Alcohol use -- England -- History -- 17th century|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Cultural and Social History|
|Page Range:||pp. 9-29|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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