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Thread #2173   Message #929399
Posted By: MikeofNorthumbria
09-Apr-03 - 08:01 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Poverty Knock
Subject: RE: Source for Poverty Knock
Hi Greg,

My most recent contact with Tony - via our library, which has a copy of a book edited by Michael Pickering and Tony Green - "Everyday Culture: Popular song and the Vernacular Milieu" - Open University Press 1987. It has some very interesting material in it, though it also contains a few blinding glimpses of the obvious wrapped up in sociological jargon.

eg "In reference if not in sense, cultural meaning is therefore local, and any methodology for describing it should begin with the defined locality. The obvious objection 'How local is local?', is actually as meaningless as it is obvious. Both objectively and subjectively, the 'local' is infinitely variable."

Ho hum!

Anyow, I'd be delighted to hear news of Tony, or even better, to make contact with the lad himself.


Wassail!