I am researching codes of conduct in Victorian England. I believe that the code of Victorian ‘respectability’ shall be the key-stone to much of what i am interested in illuminating. I am a history student, and the phenomenon of Victorian ‘respectability’ has been touched upon a little, but nothing,as far as i can tell, which has dealt with it in a sustained manner. The prospects look even bleaker, again from my limited knowledge, when it comes to sociology. I am appealing for any secondary works in sociology or history that any one might know about which may help me. I know Elias dealt somewhat briefly with the bourgeois ‘rationality’, but i am unclear on his position so any thoughts on this from the wider community would be helpful.
A fruitful conceptual space seems to be opened when one considers the relationship between Weber _Protestant Ethic_ and Elias’s _Civilizing Process_ , has anyone elucidated this in any detail? Finally, what are the list’s thoughts on ‘respectability’ more generally? Has ‘respectability’ vanished from the cultural landscape, or has it been sublimated?
Thanking you for your all your support.