By Simon Dentith

The transformation of British society during the nineteenth century is a average of old description. The transition from an commercial yet nonetheless predominantly agricultural society, with a lot of its conventional, vertically prepared types of social association nonetheless intact, to a predominantly city, category divided and recognizably smooth society is still one of many amazing variations of social background, the prototype certainly for far of human background within the twentieth century. The simultaneous transformation of england, from one imperial energy between others, to the main robust imperium in background, is both vital.

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This is a dilemma articulated acutely by Matthew Arnold, writing in 1873, in what was to prove his most popular book during his lifetime, Literature and Dogma: When our philosophical Liberal friends say, that by universal suffrage, public meetings, Church-disestablishment, marrying one's deceased wife's sister, secular schools, industrial development, man can very well live; and that if he studies the writings, say, of Mr. Herbert Spencer into the bargain, he will be perfect, he 'will have in modern and congenial language the truisms common to all systems of morality,' and the Bible is become quite old-fashioned and superfluous for him;-when our philosophical friends now say this, the 38 Society and Cultural Forms masses, far from checking them, are disposed to applaud them to the echo.

Subjectivity is thus profoundly historical - that is, it is made up out of historically contingent cultural materials, combined in various and individually specific ways. Especially in a period of rapid and dramatic social change like the nineteenth century, the cultural resources upon which individuals drew were subject to change also. To draw once again on the vocabulary of Mikhail Bakhtin, the process of becoming a subject is one in which the individual assimilates the words of social authority and makes them 'internally persuasive'.

Such was the persistent anti-Catholicism of England that the introduction of the wearing of a surplice could cause rioting in Exeter in 1845; 11 but later in the century more elaborate rituals became widespread, along with more elaborate vestments for the clergy, decorated church furniture, and the revival of stained glass. The Oxford Movement thus contributed very directly to much characteristic nineteenth-century cultural production The Oxford Movement, then, contained a deeply conservative social vision, imaginatively centred on the village priest, and theologically rooted in the apostolic authority of the Church.

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