The second issue of BAIT – Elitism, published in Michaelmas 2017 – was full of brilliant polemics and essays, which we’ve uploaded a few of here. Kaye Song’s photos of flyovers in Mumbai and Lily Rose Sharry’s essay on intra-class relationships are just superb. These are all conversations that Cambridge (the most powerful ‘apolitical’ space in the country) doesn’t have nearly enough, and ones we’d like to have again in our pages.
YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE IN CAMDRAM
By Charlie Jacks
Elitism is everywhere, it’s a fundamental in society. Whether you agree with its presence, or not, it is an undeniable structure that shapes our lives. Even as a child, elitism ruled the playground and as a student at university I’d be hesitant to say this has changed, only the playground has got slightly larger.
by Lily Rose Sharry
Statistically, people in the UK today are more likely than ever to marry into the same class; and those who choose to marry outside their own class are more likely to divorce than those who marry within their class. There exists a wealth of articles on cross-class
By Zahra Seyyad
THE FETISHIZATION OF WORKING CLASS CULTURE
By Caitlin Allt
“It is difficult to determine whether (in the fashionable vices) the fine gentlemen imitate the gentlemen of the road, or the gentlemen of the road the fine gentlemen.” (John Gay, The Beggars Opera, 1728)