Advancing the corpus linguistics, looking specifically at tragedy, the emphasis is on banish and banishment because of the political context. Exclude/exclusion are not encountered at all. (Corpora obtained from ProjectGutenberg and run through TextSTAT). Duchess of Malfi: banished x5; banishment x2. Inc. ANTONIO: ‘My banishment, feeding my melancholy…’ The White Devil: banish/ed 3; banishment 3. […]
So to other obvious observations. OED has two strands for exclusion: one is tantamount to structural exclusion (i.e. not being admitted); the other to removal – more regularly banishment or ostracism. The noun exclusion seems fairly rare in literature (I did a brief concordance analysis of Jonson, for example; OED has earliest occurrence in 14th […]
Here’s another thought prompted by work being conducted by Charmian Mansell. It returns me to thinking about Social Network Analysis. One precept which is being neglected now is Time, which used to be taken into account in the earlier literature (esp. in Social Forces). Time is important for establishing social networks, esp. as support networks. […]
As this Warwick conference approaches, my thoughts return to social interactionism and symbolic interactionism, although the latter (Mead, Blumer) may be a stretch too far. This consideration has been stimulated too by a recent event in my life, subjective as it may seem in the historical prospectus. Recently, my college alma mater communicated that this […]
Recent investigation has directed attention again to the deposit accounts of savings banks as an indicator of the ability of and propensity for the working class to save (not least through management of the household economy (Perriton and Maltby; Maltby). In one sense, this recourse to savings banks complied with ideological constraints of social control […]
My next post will concern the capacity of the working class to save in the late nineteenth century based on the probate calendars 1858-1903 and the character of that saving (not thrift as social control)
Gentlemen and capitalism: some questions Consequent upon Wiener’s and Rubinstein’s research respectively into culture and industrial capital and ‘men of wealth’, Cain et al. embarked upon the elucidation of ‘gentlemanly capitalism’, which has become a paradigm of English entrepreneurship, status and the performance of the economy.(1) Perhaps, however, we can illustrate a dichotomy by reference […]
Paper on 14th-century borough finances accepted for publication.
Working through the mayor’s accounts for the borough of Leicester in the 14th century.
I will speak about the owners of Loughborough over the long term.