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“The Conspiracy of Good Tasteis a passionate analysis of the way working class culture has been appropriated and sanitised by middle class mediators of taste.” Richard Turner

Janet Zandy had this to say about the first edition: “In The Conspiracy of Good Taste, Stefan Szczelkun writes forcefully of the oppression of classism on working-class people: ‘What I learned was
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Paperback, first, 128 pages
Published May 1st 2016 by Stefan Szczelkun (first published October 12th 1993)
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Stefan Szczelkun is the publisher of Working Press, the press that published this. He was in the Scratch Orchestra & participated in the 8th International Neoist Apartment Festival in London in 1984 - wch is where I 1st met him. The subtitle of the bk is "William Morris, Cecil Sharp, Clough Williams-Ellis and the Repression of Working Class Culture in the 20th Century". Right. Stefan does a great job of explaining how working class culture gets sanitized by supposedly 'friendly' forces. Just ...more
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Whilst having my year out from my architecture course in 1969 I came across The Scratch Orchestra and although not a musician I joined with glee and experienced the power of collective improvisation. This did result in a publication, but much later. By 1971 I was back at college in Portsmouth attempting to finish my course whilst living the high life of a
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