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Title The ritual culture of Victorian professionals : competing for ceremonial status, 1838-1877 / Albert D. Pionke.
Imprint London : Routledge, 2016.


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Note Previously issued in print: Farnham: Ashgate, 2013.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Professional employees -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Professional associations -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Initiations (into trades, societies, etc.) -- History -- 19th century.
Social status -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Rites and ceremonies in literature.
Social status in literature.
Great Britain.
Genre History.
Contents 1. Education as a rite of privilege : Oxbridge pre-professionalism -- 2. Swearing your way to sacred status : oath-taking in professional creation ceremonies -- 3. Litigious prestige: Rituals of law as fact and fiction -- 4. Rituals of election : contesting parliamentary authority -- 5. A ritual failure : the Eglinton tournament in context -- Epilogue : learning professionalism for today.
Summary Focusing on the middle decades of the nineteenth century, Pionke's book historicizes the relationship of ritual, class and public status in Victorian England. Through analysis of magazines, court cases, law books, manuals and works by authors that include William Makepeace Thackeray, Thomas Hughes, Anthony Trollope, Charles Dickens, George Eliot and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Pionke's book excavates Victorian professionals' vital ritual culture and writers' place in the zero-sum contest for professional status.
Other Title Print version : 9781409470465