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1.0 out of 5 stars the little book of snobbery, 31 Oct 2011
This review is from: The Little Book of Chavs: The Branded Guide to Britain's New Elite (Chav's Series) (Paperback)
this book is the most shocking little pamphlet of hate-speeech i have ever encountered, including those privately printed anti-immigration leaflets. The fact that this equally tiny, intellectually sparse, imaginatively bereft little piece of toilet paper has actually gone to mass print makes me want to weep. It IS one of those leaflets, but here racism is substituted for classism.
It's comprised of some rabid 'povvo'-hating bigot's disorganised predjudices relating to britain's 'burgeoning peasant underclass', and the fact that this author/s has to publish under the pseudonym 'Lee Bok' demonstrates not only the quality of joke you can expect, but also that maybe they know that what they're doing is horribly ignorant, hateful and unfair to those who haven't had their opportunities.
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Initial post: 10 Mar 2012 18:17:14 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Mar 2012 18:17:32 GMT
Geoff W says:
I totally agree. it's nasty.
Far better to buy Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class by Owen Jones, which exemplifies your point entirely.

Posted on 14 Mar 2012 13:40:32 GMT
Jamcalli says:
Well said, Thomas.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Oct 2012 15:13:49 BDT
Gary Selikow says:
Hear, hear Thomas!

Posted on 21 Oct 2012 11:17:54 BDT
English Lady says:
Grow up and get a sense of humour. Get over yourselves. There are far nastier things going on like all the evil hate pages being put on facebook.

Posted on 13 Apr 2013 19:42:40 BDT
T. S. C. says:
I'm in two minds about books like this; perhaps some of it is just to make people laugh. But perhaps some of it is class hatred, contempt and real snobbery under the guise of humour. Being a person from a very traditional and very poor Working class background myself, I am inclined to agree with much of you have written. You wrote: '...maybe they know that what they're doing is horribly ignorant, hateful and unfair to those who haven't had their opportunities.' Ah, and here is the real problem with all class and prejudice; you hit the nail on the head. Those who sneer and jeer from a position of wealth, privilege, good educations and living in a nice leafy suburb or well-to-do Southern village somewhere, hating those who didn't have any such fortune in their lives. Of such is life.
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