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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Friday, April 24, 2009
    Middle class mooching
     
    A nice riposte to Joe's article on psychogeography, from a correspondent in todays NS:



    I think that Mr Langston can be challenged about his class assumptions of the psychogeographic fraternity (if he intended to accuse my walking mate Jim of being a middle class sociologist I'd advise him to plan a quick exit beforehand), and his cultural analysis (wasn't football, for instance, founded by Etonians, wasn't Peter Sallis a Twickenham-born grammar school boy?). But his idea of Compo and Clegg as ur-psychogeographers is winning. And he's right. It's all just about mooching around, really. A pursuit in which members of all classes excel; I'm never quite sure what class I am or want to be, but I'm a faithful student of the art. Thanks, Mr Langston: love it.

    Clipping from New Statesman