Commercializing, Marketing, Merchandising the Poor

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Culture: Fashion,  Morals, & Slumming it.

Low Class vs. High Class

Why do the runways of Europe and the US take the low class street culture=20
for Haute

Commercializing, marketing, merchandising the poor is historically rooted in
ideas about sex and morals from Victorian England.

Do the kids with
- spiked hair know that's the institutional look from leaving a mental ward?
-  baggy, falling down pants know that's the look getting out  of prison?

Why have School Dress Codes?
- Manual on School Uniforms suggestions and descriptions of model programs
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Poverty in Victorian England. Villanova professor SETH KOVEN explores the
remote, difficult world of Victorian philanthropy and brings to life the
wealthy men and women and their relations with the poor and the
slum-dwellers. His book is "Slumming: Sexual and Social Politics in
Victorian London."
Listen to this show via Real Audio

Chapter from
"Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London"
Seth Koven

The intimate, turbulent, and often surprising relationship between
benevolence and sex, rich and poor, in Victorian London is my subject. I
came to this topic circuitously through the history of elite men's and
women's philanthropic endeavors to bring "sweetness and light" to the dark
spaces and dirty inhabitants of the metropolis. As I immersed myself deeply
in the sources, I found it impossible to keep sex, sexual desire, and
sexuality out of their story. So what began as an inquiry into
class-bridging institutions and social welfare programs took on a life of
its own, propelled by several insights. First, it became clear that debates
about "social" questions such as homelessness, social hygiene, childhood
poverty, and women's work were often sparked by and tapped into anxieties
about sex, sexuality, and gender roles. To understand how elite men and
women thought about the poor required me to reckon with how they thought
about sex, gender, and themselves. Second, I discovered that the widely
shared imperative among well-to-do men and women to traverse class
boundaries and befriend their outcast brothers and sisters in the slums was
somehow bound up in their insistent eroticization of poverty and their quest
to understand their own sexual subjectivities. But how and why were these
movements, both literal and imaginative, connected? And what were the
consequences of such linkages for the histories of class, gender, sexuality,
and welfare? An inquiry into the set of social practices and relations that
Britons called slumming promised a means to untangle and knit together in a
new way the history of sexual and social politics.9 Once I started looking
for slumming, it was hard not to find it everywhere.

Highbrow, Lowbrow, or Nobrow?

December 14, 1999 =B7 GUESTS: JOHN SEABROOK *Staff Writer at the New Yorker
*Author, Nobrow: The Culture of Marketing, the Marketing of Culture
(Forthcoming, Knopf, Feb. 2000) LAWRENCE LEVINE *Margaret Byrne Professor of
History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley *Professor of
History at George Mason University It used to be that reading poetry, going
to the opera, or attending art galleries meant you were part of the cultural
elite. Watching television and mainstream movies, and listening to top 40
hits was considered more common, a kind of cultural slumming. In America,
where equality is the ideal, people don't like to talk about class
distinctions, but they love to show it. But lately, it's getting harder to
distinguish one from the other as professional wrestlers become governors,
Michael Graves makes high priced teapots for Target, and Metallica dabbles
in symphonic music. Join Michael Krasny and guests as they take a look at
the changes in culture and class: High-brow, Low-brow or No-brow?...on the
Next Talk of the Nation for NPR News.

Is Bill Cosby Right or Is the Black Middle Class Out of Touch?
May 3, 2005 =B7 A year ago, Bill Cosby set off a national debate in a speech
to the NAACP where he criticized poor blacks in sometimes harsh language.
Cosby emphasized personal responsibility, or the lack of it. In a new book,
Michael Eric Dyson describes Cosby's remarks as a vicious attack on the most
vulnerable among us.
"Do you view Bill Cosby as a race traitor?" journalist Paula Zahn bluntly
asked me on her nighttime television show.

Bill Cosby's Controversial Comments
  July 7, 2004 =B7 He lambasted their language, decried their decorum and
panned their parenting. No wonder Bill's Cosby's remarks about African
Americans have created a stir. Were his words a welcome wake-up call? Or a
misguided attack? Bill Cosby joins NPR's Lynn Neary to discuss his
controversial comments. Plus, hear how teachers are using Cosby's words in
the classroom.

Critics Say L.A. Homeless Shelter Is Too Posh
May 10, 2005 =B7 Los Angeles' newest homeless center has drawn unexpected
criticism for its gymnasium, hair salon and other amenities. Luke Burbank
spent the night there to see what the $17 million Midnight Mission is really



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