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GUEST,albert Folk Music and Class (71* d) RE: Folk Music and Class 22 Oct 07

The marxist definition of class is useful to the above discussion.Marx basically argued that a person's class was determined by his/her relationship to the means of production.Some people are virulently dismissive of class as a concept but try getting into Eton or Fettes College without paying the huge fees and you will class conflict in action.
I am writing as a council house kid with a steelworker dad and a nurse as a mother ,educated in a sec mod but now a teacher.
The premise of many seems to be that if you are working class you must be a cultureless clod but surely the great songs collected by Cecil Sharpe came from the rural working class in the main and a load of others came from the industrial working class.Also much of the driving force in popular music has come from the most disenfranchised members of the working class and I am thinking of the blues,gypsy music and rocknroll.

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