It also has wide lapels and is buttoned very low on the chest.
The sitter is wearing a high upstanding collar with a high single breasted waistcoat cut straight across the waist. His dark necktie is tied around the collar with a small bow at the front. Shoes Latham London Silk satin with rosettes, ribbons and elastic Museum no. Shoes with high heels were almost non-existent in women's fashions during the first part of the 19th century. Instead simple flat satin slippers or 'sandals' with a bow or rosette at the throat and ribbons or elastic loops to fasten them round the ankle were all the rage.
However, by the 's the heel had begun to make a comeback. This elegant pair of blue and white low-heeled shoes illustrates how the sandal form evolved. The satin upper with square toe and throat, decorative rosette and elastic ties are all features reminiscent of the dainty flat shoes of the early nineteenth century. However, with the addition of a small heel and some striped decoration the form is updated to something more in keeping with modern tastes.
Although at this date the frock-coat was gaining in popularity as formal daywear, the cut-away coat was still worn.
Promenade dress skirt, bodice and mantle Designer unknown Great Britain Silk plush trimmed with silk fringe and braid, lined with silk and whalebone Museum no. Luxurious velvet dresses embellished with fringe trimmings were highly fashionable during the s.
In the 'Illustrated London News' announced: When applied in rows, fringes also simulated flounces and made skirts look even wider. In this example the bodice is made with a basque, which was a separate extension below the waist, flaring out over the hips.
The skirt is composed of two layers, with the top tier extending from the waistband as far as the fifth row of fringe. The bottom tier is attached to a taffeta underskirt. This accentuates the flounced effect of the fringe and helps to distribute the weight of the heavy skirt over the dome-shaped crinoline cage which would have been worn underneath. He is dressed and bearded according to the fashionable formal English style.
He wears a dark double-breasted frock coat over a high buttoned light waistcoat. This necktie style was newly fashionable in the s. William Henry Lake Price, himself a painter and printmaker as well as a photographer, has portrayed his fellow artist Richard Ansdell with the traditional tools of his profession and a still life composed of characteristic materials of the genre in Victorian times. His clothing is typical of 'Artistic' dress, fashionable with artists and intellectuals of the time.
Artistic dress is characterised by loosely fitting clothes, made of plain, muted fabrics coloured with natural dyes, which they wore in deliberate contrast to the tight and starched rigidity of Victorian formal dress. This was the first photographic exhibition held in any museum in the world.
This is an example of a fashionable summer day dress of the late s. Tiered skirts were popular in the s. The fabric was printed with a decorative border expressly for use as tiers of a dress. It was known by the French term 'à disposition'.
The delicate flat satin slipper with ribbon ties first became popular during the last decade of the 18th century.
It signified a move away from what were considered to be the extravagant excesses of the late eighteenth century towards a simpler, purer style of dress and footwear influenced by classical antiquity. By the middle of the 19th century slippers or 'sandal shoes' were still widespread although by the s they were worn largely only for formal wear in black or white. This pair of shoes is a typical example of that style.
The thin leather sole and delicate silk and satin uppers were relatively simple and cheap to produce. They could then be personalised with rosettes or other decorative embellishments if desired. These were simply tacked on to a piece of gauze which was then stitched on at the throat over the top of the existing standard bow which was already in place.
White lace was popular for collars and cuffs, as were low sloping shoulders that flared out into wide sleeves. The skirt continued to be full and bell-shaped until around when it began to lose its volume at the front and move its emphasis towards the back.
Hair was worn with a centre parting tied into low chignons at the nape of the neck, with loops or ringlets covering the ears. Ornaments for evening wear included floral wreaths, ostrich feathers, pomegranate flowers, wheatears and butterflies. In the s it was fashionable for men's coats and jackets to be single-breasted and semi-fitted, extending to the mid thigh.
Waistcoats were often collarless and single-breasted, and trousers were occasionally cut from a narrow check cloth. High, starched collars were worn with cravats and neck-ties.
Hair was parted from the centre and moderately waved. A particular hairstyle, known as 'Dundreary whiskers' or 'Piccadilly weepers', were long pendant side-whiskers worn with a full beard and drooping moustache.
Gaoubaud publisher and Legastelois printer Fashion plate Paris Museum no. This plate shows day dresses. The dresses have fashionable wide skirts, reflecting the contemporary popularity of crinolines. Introduced in , and generally made of hoops of spring steel suspended on strips of material, these allowed skirts to expand to proportions beyond those possible using only layers of petticoats. The dress on the right is mauve, a new colour at the time. Beeton also included paper patterns, a new phenomenon that, combined with the fashion plates, ensured the magazine appealed particularly to the increasing numbers of those who owned a domestic sewing machine.
The sewing machine itself had only become widely available from the late s. Day dress bodice and skirt Designer unknown About Great Britain Silk trimmed with bugle beads and silk fringe, lined with cotton and whalebone Museum no.
The contours of the crinoline have altered from a bell shape to a profile that is fairly flat in front, with the bulk of volume at the back. All the widths are gored, the skirt is scant and short at the front and forms a long sweeping train at the back.
De Beauvais, Paris; published by S. Beeton, London Paris and London Lithograph, coloured by hand, ink and watercolour on paper Museum no. This fashion plate shows examples of ball dresses. France dominated the world of fashion during this period and French fashion plates were an important source of information on the latest styles and colours.
Introduced in , and generally made of hoops of spring steel suspended on strips of material, these allowed skirts to expand to enormous proportions not possible with layers of petticoats. Towards the end of the s skirts would start reducing again, and fabric would be draped up into a bustle. In the publisher of this magazine, Samuel Beeton husband of the celebrated cookery writer Mrs Beeton , first began including hand-coloured fashion plates by Jules David.
Beeton also included paper patterns, a new phenomenon that, combined with the fashion plates, ensured the magazine a particular appeal among the increasing numbers of owners of the domestic sewing machine. The sewing machine itself had only become widely available since the late s. This magazine's wide distribution ensured an awareness of French fashions among a wider section of society. This photographic study imitates the composition of Raphael's famous painting of the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child, which is now in Dresden.
Nonetheless it is useful for dating purposes as it shows fashions typical of the s. Both girls are wearing full skirts and both wear their hair pulled back and worn in a low bun or chignon.
Importantly their dresses feature pagoda sleeves, which were particularly fashionable in the s and s. Pagoda sleeves are set low to create a fashionable sloping line from shoulder to arm, and the sleeve itself flares outwards into a wide cuff.
Dress Designer unknown Great Britain About Silk trimmed with silk braid and beads, lined with glazed cotton, edged with brush braid, hand-sewn Given by Miss Edith Westbrook Museum no. By the s, skirts had reached their fullest point. This dress illustrates the style of the early s. It has only a slightly pointed waist and a sleeve wide at the elbow, but narrow at the wrist.
The puffed epaulettes at the top of the sleeves indicate historical influences, particularly the 16th century. They would have been seen in early English portraits.
This study of Lady Hawarden's three daughters shows them dressed in typical s crinoline skirts. The eldest daughter, seated, reveals part of her underskirt, though underneath this would have been several layers more of crinoline petticoats or a steel cage crinoline to give the skirt its distinctively s bell shape.
The shoulders of her dress are sloping, and low-set. Her hair is typical of the decade - parted in the middle and scraped back into loops or buns at the nape of the neck. The little girl on the right is also wearing a bell shaped skirt, though much shorter, as was customary for children. Lady Hawarden achieved a very short exposure with her large camera, managing to photograph her daughters and a puppy without any discernible movement. To do this she selected a wide aperture, which produced both a short exposure and a shallow depth of field.
Thus, the other side of the London Square onto which the balcony looked are out of focus. The eldest of the girls formally greets the puppy, while the youngest child looks gravely at the camera clutching an owl, the emblem of wisdom. Wedding dress Designer unknown England Silk-satin, trimmed with Honiton appliqué lace, machine net and bobbin lace, hand-sewn Museum no.
The bride's dress was a focal point just as it is today. By it had become usual for her to wear white or cream. This was a popular colour as it implied purity, cleanliness and social refinement. The wide skirt of dress would have been supported underneath by a cage crinoline. In cage crinolines protruded out more from behind and were flatter in front in contrast to the bell-shaped crinolines of the s.
Queen Victoria helped popularise the fashion for white when she got married in She set a royal precedent by choosing a simple ivory satin dress which was very much in the fashions of the day. Earlier royal brides had worn white but their dresses were often woven or heavily embroidered with gold or silver.
Weddings were one of the most festive social occasions. They gave families the chance to show off their wealth and even less well-off couples would make an effort to dress appropriately. Not everyone, however, wore white. Widows, older brides and the less well-off often preferred more practical coloured gowns. These could then be worn for Sunday best long after the marriage. They would not have looked out of place as wedding dresses in the 19th century were designed in line with the current fashions.
This dress, veil and a pair of boots also in the museum's collection T. Wedding dresses are one of the rare types of garment for which the name of the wearer and the date of her marriage are often recorded. Day dress bodice, skirt and overskirt Designer unknown Great Britain Silk and wool faced with silk, trimmed with silk fringe; lined with glazed cotton and whalebone Museum no.
The crinoline went out of fashion quite dramatically about The lengths of skirt that used to fall over the crinoline were gathered up at the back over a bustle.
It has an over-skirt and the bodice now extends below the waist. The inside of the skirt has a series of tapes, which enable it to be tied up for walking outdoors.
This print is a photogram, a technique of making a picture without a camera or lens. Photograms are made by placing objects on top of a piece of photographic paper and then exposing the composition to light.
In this example, ferns were placed in contact with the glass negative prior to printing-out in sunlight. It was customary for grown women to wear their hair up, but young girls generally wore their hair down. It was only in the s that women started to cut their hair short and so up until that point most girls and women had very long hair, which was often given fashionable waves or ringlets and parted in the middle.
The Victorians were fond of collecting and cultivating ferns, which were used as a decorative motif from the s to the end of the century. The woman in this photograph sports a hairstyle that was very fashionable in the s.
Her hair is parted in the middle, swept down and looped loosely around the ears. However, she wears a distinctly s crinoline skirt. Until about the fashion was for extremely full skirts, held up by cage crinoline petticoats made of cane, metal or whalebone hoops. For men, most collars were still upstanding for formal or business wear, but here Donald Cameron wears his collars turned down, a style increasingly fashionable in the s.
The woman in this photograph is either Lady Hawarden herself or her sister Anne. She is holding a photograph of bare trees. The Hawarden family album indicates that the man is Donald Cameron of Lochiel.
This dress is typical of a very fashionable early s shape. The skirt is held out by a large cage crinoline petticoat giving the skirt a full bell shape, with extra volume and length at the back. The waist is set quite high and the torso is a pronounced hourglass shape due to the corset commonly worn by women of every class. The waist, although emphasised, is not small because the massive proportions of the skirt make the rest of the body appear dainty.
The hair is very typical of the s. It is parted in the middle and swept down flat into loops or buns towards the nape of the neck.
This photograph gives a good idea of Lady Hawarden's studio and the way she used it. It was situated on the second floor of her house at 5 Princes Gardens in the South Kensington area of London.
Here her daughter Clementina poses beside a mirror. A movable screen has been placed behind it, across the opening into the next room. A side table at the left balances a desk at the right. The figure of the young girl is partially balanced and echoed by the camera reflected in the mirror and the embroidery resting on the table beside it. Day dress Designer unknown England About Cotton muslin, trimmed with satin, bobbin lace and machine whitework Museum no.
The light muslin bodice and skirt are unlined, but they were probably worn over an opaque under-dress. There is an overskirt over the back of the dress, accentuating the bustle that by this time was worn underneath. The off-the-shoulder seam and sleeves with width at the elbow are typical of the s. A miniature photographic portrait such as this example, is called a 'carte de visite' the French for 'visiting card'. This was a photographic format, originating from the visiting card, which was introduced in France in Cartes were mass produced, and those like Mayall's pictures of the royal couple were ordered by the hundreds of thousands.
It was fashionable to collect 'cartes de visite' and compile them in albums. It is held out in a pronounced bell shape by layers of petticoats or a steel cage crinoline. Her hair is parted in the middle and scraped back into loops and buns at the nape of the neck. His hair and moustache was copied by many men at this time. The red boots, which are of ribbed silk, come up above the ankle and have a 'military' style heel covered in silk to match the uppers.
They have lacing at the back and are trimmed at the top with bobbin lace and ribbons. Frivolous boots of silk and silk satin, some with high heels, were imported into England from France in the s and s. These French styles were also imitated by English shoemakers. She was probably responsible for the introduction of the shorter skirt which led to a greater emphasis on stockings and shoes. Additionally, by about chemical aniline dyes were widely available.
Many of the colours they provided were rather gaudy, such as this bright red. Their subjects included scenic views, tourist attractions and works of art, as well as portraits. The woman shown here is wearing a fashionably voluminous skirt. From the end of the s up until about , skirts were at their fullest. They were held out with layers of crinoline petticoats or with crinoline cages made of steel, cane or whalebone hoops. Towards the end of the s skirt got narrower, with material draped up to create a bustle.
Dress Designer unknown Great Britain Silk, trimmed braid, beads, hand-made Maltese-style bobbin lace and silk fringe Museum no. During the s the fashionable skirt became flatter in front with the fullness receding towards the back. Women still wore hooped petticoats crinolines to give the desired silhouette, but they were no longer bell-shaped and by they curved out behind forming a kind of bustle.
In order to fall gracefully over these new structures, skirts tended to be gored, that is constructed with triangular panels rather than straight widths of fabric.
The striped green skirt in this example is composed of eight gores that significantly reduce the amount of bulky pleating and gathering at the waist characterising earlier styles. Contrary to much speculation, these gores did not radically diminish the size of the skirt as The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine pointed out in March Crinolines, far from being left off, have merely changed their shape; they are plain in front, but puffed out on either side so as to remind one strongly of the hoops or paniers of the last century'.
The resulting puffs and draperies were copiously trimmed with silk fringe, brocaded satin braid, beads, marabou feathers, garlands and applied silk flowers. Beneath all these layers and decorative trimmings it is a wonder that a woman could discreetly find her watch pocket which was often concealed in the waistband of her skirt. Vivid magenta-coloured silk gives this dress a rich and flamboyant appearance. It was probably dyed with one of the new synthetic colours produced from the late s onwards, although intense hues could also be created using natural dyes.
The artificial forms of magenta were very popular and a battle for patents began as dyers sought to distinguish their inventions from those of their competitors. In reality many of the dye samples from different manufacturers looked exactly the same, and it was only the exotic names, claims on colourfastness and improved visual quality that set them apart. Other disputes arose over the health risk posed by the wearing and production of garments coloured with synthetic dyes.
In the early s a German chemist found traces of arsenic in fabric dyed with magenta, which could leak out in washing, rain or perspiration. There were also reports of serious skin conditions caused by exposure to aniline dyes, and a dye firm in Switzerland was forced to close in due to arsenic pollution.
Brightly coloured fabrics also led to words of advice from the fashion magazines. Two shades of the same colour were considered very fashionable, particularly if the trimmings were of a contrasting fabric. In this example, the difference in colour between the thread and material may have become more evident over time.
Satin bows and pleated bias-cut trimmings complement the ribbed silk of this dress perfectly, while delicate puffs of tulle inserted into the sleeves soften the impact of the dramatic colour.
These details reveal the skill of eminent couturiers such as Madame Vignon, the maker of this gown, who was also patronised by the fashionable Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III. Dress skirt and bodice Designer unknown France Silk, hand-embroidered in black silk and cut-steel beads, trimmed with black taffeta, with a lace collar Museum no.
Wide skirts were a focal feature of fashion during this period. By the fullness of the skirt had receded towards the back of the garment creating a flatter front. Women wore crinoline petticoats made of steel hoops under their dresses to give them this distinctive shape. High buttoned necks with low-set sloping shoulders and puffed sleeves were also distinctive features of s dress. This dress is machine-embroidered, but hand sewn. The first machine for embroidery was invented in France.
Examples were first brought to Britain in the s. Various inventions of machines for sewing seams occurred in the s, but they did not become commercially available until the late s. It was several decades before the sewing machine was widely used in homes and by professional dressmakers. The waist was lower in the s than the s, with an elongated and tight bodice and a flat fronted skirt.
Low, square necklines were fashionable. Hair was dressed high at the back with complicated twists and rolls, falling to the shoulders, adorned with ribbons, bands and decorative combs.
Hats were very small and tilted forward to the forehead. Later in the decade wider brimmed 'picture hats' were also worn, though still tilted forwards. Coats and jackets were semi-fitted and thigh-length.
Generally, both jackets and waistcoats were buttoned high on the chest. Shirt collars were stiff and upstanding, with the tips turned down into wings. Hair was often worn parted in the centre, and most forms of facial hair were acceptable, though being clean shaven was rare. Dress dress, peplum and belt Designer unknown About Great Britain Silk, trimmed with silk braid, lined with glazed cotton and buckram, faced with silk and ribbon Museum no.
The silk has a figured pattern of black and white leaves on a speckled ground. The dress is trimmed with silk braid. There is an overskirt over the back of the dress, accentuating the bustle that was now being worn underneath. Open sleeves of the kind seen here were very fashionable in the early s. The fashion magazine 'The Queen' shows a dress with the same squared-edge sleeve in an issue for August A hemline just at the ankle indicates a garment intended for walking outdoors.
The style of the dress has been inspired by the colours and stripes of sailors' uniforms. It is made of cotton, so it is easily washed and dried. Despite its practical use, the ensemble still incorporates the details of fashionable dress, with an overskirt in front and a bustle worn underneath at the back. Day dress Designer unknown About Great Britain Silk, trimmed with silk ribbon and silk satin, lined with glazed linen, machine and hand sewn Given by Miss R.
By the circumference of the skirt had reduced considerably from its proportions in the mids. Fullness remained at the back, where it was swathed over a bustle and tied with tapes on the inside to allow the skirt to drape in a becoming fashion. This ensemble illustrates the decorations, especially fringing and applied ruffles, that were popular at the time. The unfitted jacket and fairly loose-fitting skirt suggest that the ensemble might have been worn by an older woman.
Morning coat Designer unknown Great Britain Fine wool, with a velvet collar; edges bound with wool braid; buttons covered in sateen; partially lined with twilled silk, and sleeves lined with twilled cotton Museum no. The morning coat was originally a single-breasted tailcoat, worn in the early 19th century, and also known as the riding coat or 'Newmarket'. By the s it was shaped halfway between a riding coat and a frock coat. It was usually single-breasted and was known as the 'cutaway', as the fronts sloped away elegantly to the broad skirts behind.
This example is a variation of the morning coat. It was introduced in and was known as the 'University' or 'Angle-fronted' coat.
The fronts were cut at an acute angle from the second button, exposing much of the waistcoat. The morning coat was worn during the daytime, as the name suggests. It became so popular that it began to rival the frock coat for day and business wear. Manners for Men , by Mrs Humphry, stated: After lunch, when in town, the well-dressed man may continue to wear his morning coat or the regulation frock-coat, with trousers of some neat, striped grey mixture. Morning coats were usually made of dark colours, and the fabrics included worsteds, diagonals, hopsack, ribbed meltons and beavers.
The collars were often faced with velvet and the edges were bound, corded or stitched. This example has large wide sleeves, as was fashionable for the period. It also has wide lapels and is buttoned very low on the chest. After coats tended to be buttoned much higher. The Gentleman's Magazine of Fashion justified this fashion for health reasons: Coat Designer unknown Ireland Cotton velveteen, lined with silk, wool twill and cotton, edged with wool braid Museum no.
As the frock coat became formal daywear in the s, a more informal style of coat, called the morning coat was introduced.
It had skirts that were cut away in front. It is characterised by sharply angled cut-away fronts, short length and double-breasted style. The wide collar and lapels are typical of the s, as is the loose sleeve. Evening dress Designer unknown Great Britain Silk satin, trimmed with silk ribbon and machine-made lace, lined with cotton, reinforced with whalebone, machine and hand sewn Given by Mrs Thérèse Horner Museum no.
This ensemble characterises fashionable evening wear for women in the late s. The elbow-length sleeves and square neckline show that it was probably a dinner dress rather than ball gown. Tiers of machine-made lace adorn the skirt and bodice; an overskirt of satin swathes the front of the dress. The bodice extends into a point below the waistline in front and back.
The ruched skirt and draperies on this dress reverberate with intense colour, revealing the fashion for bright new synthetic dyes. Their inception owes much to the work of Sir William Henry Perkin , who discovered the first famous artificial colour by accident in when he was a student at the Royal College of Chemistry in London. While experimenting with a synthetic formula to replace the natural anti-malarial drug quinine, he produced a reddish powder instead of the colourless quinine.
Textile manufacturers soon turned to his aniline process and the resulting fabrics were characterised by an unprecedented brilliance and intensity that delighted the consumer. During the late s the fashionable female silhouette changed.
Advertisements and a sign for the Underground in London's busy Piccadilly Circus. People envision themselves as part of a set of interconnected families, the size of which varies with marital status and family traditions. Most people include three to four generations of people in their kin group. Those who are married count the same number of generations of the spouse's family as part of their family. Kin groups do not have prominent status in society formally or informally.
Notions of kinship involve a network of individuals who enter into kin relationships. The individual is not subsumed by the kin structure. Good mothering entails stimulating an infant through play and other activities. Many other aspects of infant care are class-specific. For example, middle-class mothers are likely to breast feed babies and wean them early, while working-class mothers tend to use bottle feeding and wean infants later.
Middle-class infants are more likely to sleep in a separate room in a crib than are their working-class peers. Working-class infants also are more likely to receive physical chastisement for crying. Working-class fathers are not likely to participate in the upbringing of infant children because of the difficulty of obtaining time off. Child Rearing and Education.
A good child is often termed well adjusted, as opposed to children who are shy, withdrawn, overly aggressive, or hyperactive. Typically, people see children's behavior as the result of interactions with those around them, with the parents being the primary influence. Some children are viewed as having health problems that affect behavior, requiring medical intervention.
There are two major areas of emphasis in child-rearing practices and beliefs. First, adults, particularly parents, need to teach children and young adults how to behave by setting limits to what they can and cannot do, teaching them how to solve conflicts and deal with others, and modeling good behavior.
Second, adults should stimulate children to learn and be curious and creative to promote the growth of their mental capacities. Children are supposed to be well behaved but capable of interacting with their peers without shyness and should be curious and inquisitive as learners. Models for learning, teaching, and parenting involve intense interaction between teacher and learner and parent and child. Major secular initiation ceremonies for children and young adults revolve around the educational process and clubs.
School graduation ceremonies are a primary rite of passage for most children and young adults. Hazing is used to initiate junior members of clubs, schools, and street gangs. There are three levels of schooling below the university level: Depending on the kinds of knowledge tested at the secondary levels, schools emphasize practical knowledge and problem solving as much as the mastery of a body of knowledge.
Government policy since the late s has been aimed at expanding the opportunities for students to benefit from postsecondary education to create a more skilled workforce and increase social mobility. In the s, more than 30 percent of all eighteen-year-olds were attending a university up from under 5 percent in , although the recent introduction of student fees may cause some to discontinue their education.
Etiquette is changing, but norms for appropriate behavior articulated by the elite and the middle class are still an important normative force. Greetings vary by the class or social position of the person with whom one is dealing.
Those with titles of nobility, honorific titles, academic titles, and other professional titles prefer to be addressed by those titles, but like people to avoid calling too much attention to a person's position. Unless invited to do so, one does not call people by their nicknames.
Postural norms are akin to those in other Western cultures; people lean forward to show interest and cross their legs when relaxed, and smiles and nods encourage conversation. The English expect less physical expression and physical contact than do many other societies: In conversation the English are known for understatement both in humor and in other forms of expression. On social occasions, small talk on neutral topics is appropriate and modest gifts are given.
People reciprocate in paying for food and drink in social exchanges, by ordering drinks by rounds, for example. In public houses bars , appropriate etiquette includes not gesturing for service. In restaurants it is important to keep one's palms toward the waiter, and tips are in the range of 10 to 15 percent.
Standard table manners include holding the fork in the left hand and the knife in the right hand, tipping one's soup bowl away when finishing, and not leaning one's elbows on the table. Deviations from these norms occur in ethnic subcultures and among the working class. These groups usually develop their own version of etiquette, appropriating some rules from the majority standard while rejecting others. In , approximately 10 percent of the population claimed to be atheists and 15 percent said they were agnostics, while 20 percent said they believed in God.
In , about 25 percent of inhabitants claimed to believe in astrology and good luck charms, and 42 percent believed in fortune-telling and faith healing. In recent decades, so-called pagan or cult religions have included Wicca, shamanism, heathenism, druidry, goddess religion, the Unification Church, and Transcendental Meditation.
Christian leaders derive power and authority from their control and dispensation of sacraments. Jewish rabbis and Islamic imams derive their authority from their mastery of a specific set of religious legal texts and the application of those texts to everyday life. Hinduism relies on a wide variety of texts, and traditionally its primary leaders gain authority from their caste position as well as from their adherence to specific ascetic rules and, especially in the case of gurus, their perceived connection to the divine.
Sikhism is a monotheistic religion with a single set of texts, and ideally Sikhs associate themselves with a guru who helps believers achieve spirituality.
In the most popular form of Buddhism Mahayana , monks and teachers hold spiritual authority by virtue of their ascetic way of life and mastery of certain texts. In the various forms of Buddhism, monks and teachers hold spiritual authority by virtue of their ascetic way of life, their mastery of certain texts, and their leadership of worship ceremonies.
Modern paganism often envisions its priests as deriving their power through a unique connection to the hidden forces in nature. Leaders of other movements rely on charisma or the attractiveness of the skills they teach. Rituals and Holy Places. Christians celebrate an annual cycle of rituals that vary by denomination.
Most celebrate Christmas and Easter and attend services in a church on Sunday. Judaism has particular days of celebration, such as Passover, and weekly services on Saturdays in a synagogue. Islam has special celebrations the month of Ramadan and weekly attendance at worship services in a mosque The House of Parliament and Big Ben are two of London's most famous landmarks.
In Hinduism worship is a daily activity, often taking place at the household shrine but also at the local temple. There are festivals and feasts to honor individual deities Ram Navami and particular occasions in the year e. Divali ; some are yearly, others weekly and fortnightly. For Sikhs, regular worship at the temple is important, but there are no days that are particularly holy; Sikhs worship on Sunday.
For Buddhists, worship is done both at home and at religious centers and occurs on a weekly basis; the birth of the Buddha is an important occasion that is celebrated. Alternative religions vary in where they worship, how often, and on what days. Death and the Afterlife. In the early s, about 25 percent of the population believed in life after death, although there is a wide range of practices around death. For a majority of the population, ideas about the afterlife are based on typical Victorian notions that are reinforced on television and in film: For most people, funerals have become much cleaner, with the deceased meticulously prepared and cleaned before burial.
Cemeteries are kept pristine and immaculate. Others, however, feel that the dead are very much among the living in photographs, videos, and other visual mementos. People used to remember the dead in a yearly cycle of religious days, but with the geographic spread of families, family occasions have become the occasions to recall them. There are organizations that promote awareness of how to die, from living wills to hospice care to palliative measures and euthanasia.
Since , most people have obtained health care from a physician or other specialist attached to the National Health Service NHS , a government-controlled and government-funded health care system.
Although in the s and early s there were attempts to introduce market-driven principles into the NHS, and the number of privately insured inhabitants has risen; the NHS retains the principles of free services at the point of delivery, and the current Labour government has rescinded many of the measures intended to manage healthcare by market principles.
Most people believe in an approach to medicine that focuses on particular problems and illnesses as opposed to overall wellness. In this type of medicine a patient sees a medical specialist when a health complaint arises. The doctor diagnoses the problem on the basis of the patient's physical symptoms and either prescribes a treatment or sends the patient to a more specialized doctor. In recent years, a very different set of approaches to medicine and health complementary medicine has been informed by non-Western traditions such as traditional Chinese medicine and nonstandard approaches such as herbal lore.
Rather than trying to cure a specific ailment, practitioners of complementary medicine attempt to restore the well-being of the patient's entire mind and body, often by tapping the body's capacities to heal itself. Examples of complementary medicine are acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage therapy, and healing touch. April Fool's Day 1 April , is a day on which people play practical jokes on one another. The sovereign's birthday is celebrated in June. Guy Fawkes's Day 5 November commemorates the foiling of a Catholic plot to blow up the houses of Parliament and is an occasion for fireworks and revelry.
Remembrance Day 11 November celebrates the contributions of war veterans to defending the freedom of the nation. Support for the Arts. In addition to artists' earnings, support for the arts derives from the government, chiefly through the Arts Council and business and private philanthropic sources. The elaboration of an expressly English literature began in the medieval period with Geoffrey Chaucer and continued into the Renaissance and then into the Restoration with William Shakespeare, John Milton, and John Dryden.
During those periods, drama and poetry were the major literary forms, with popular literature shading into song, cartoons, and storytelling. The eighteenth century is notable for the emergence of new literary forms such as the novel, the true crime tale, light opera, magazines, and new oral traditions associated with England's port districts. Regionalized music and storytelling from this era still provide the foundation for much currently performed folk music in England.
The nineteenth century is the age of the Romantics and the Victorians. Artists in both movements were social realists, with the Romantics known for recovering older forms and the Victorians known for highly elaborate language. Popular literature offered the penny dreadful and a profusion of magazines that published novels and other literary work serially.
New oral traditions sprang up around labor protest movements such as those of the Luddites and Chartists. In the twentieth century, writers born in England shared the stage with Commonwealth writers such as Derek Walcott, V. The twentieth century also saw the continuance of the phenomenon of Anglicized émigré writers such as T. Edwardians such as E.
Forster and moderns such as D. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf dominated the period — Edwardians extended Victorian approaches, and moderns worked in older forms such as the novel and helped develop the short story. Since World War II, the efforts of writers to stretch the bounds of genres expanded.
Poetry is now performed in the form of hip-hop music or at poetry slams, while written poetry may be rooted in jazz and has lost prominence. Drama has flourished, as have filmed versions of classic and contemporary works.
Novels focus on the everyday and the autobiographical, a reflection in part of women's influence on literature. Most training of graphic artists is provided by universities and art colleges.
Art has been incorporated into the school curriculum as part of the nation's educational policy, and all English students receive some training in and exposure to the graphic arts. In and , 22 percent of the population over age 15 visited a gallery, museum, or other major collection, a figure that has shown little change since the late s. Whether museums are egalitarian in terms of affordability and relevance, however, is debatable.
The National Disability Arts Forum and similar organizations are funded by the Arts Council of England and improve access to the arts and training in the arts for the disabled population; the Arts Council promotes cultural diversity as well. Musical productions range from orchestras such as the London Philharmonic to jazz, rock, and folk music.
Dance forms range from classical ballet to free-form club dancing. Ticket prices limit attendance at elite forms of performance art, although statistics show that in the last decade their audience has not decreased in size. England supports research and teaching in all areas of science and the social sciences. The government funds most scientific and social scientific research.
Larger private corporations and private foundations are also major players. The research sector develops applications for basic primary research in a range of fields. With a long tradition of empirical inquiry, English scholars have often been active in applied science.
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