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Ellen Turner does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Margarine has seen its fortunes ebb and flow with the tide of popular opinion. It seems consumers are demanding the authentic article instead — even McDonalds has allegedly switched to butter.
It emerged in response to a prize offered by the French emperor Napoleon III to invent a convincing butter substitute to feed the growing population amid shortages of the real thing. It was a marvel of 19th-century food engineering. Along with other processed and mass produced goods, margarine filled hungry stomachs with, relatively speakingnutritious produce.
And given its origins, margarine should be a symbol of democracy, innovation and progress. But margarine has a shady Im Alright - The Boomers - What We Do as can be seen from its etymological development. Likewise in H. In his novel Kangaroo, DH Lawrence uses margarine to highlight the second-rate, in this case the antipodean capital, Sydney :.
This London of the southern hemisphere was all, as it were, made in five minutes, a substitute for the real thing — as margarine is a substitute for butter. George Orwell, in Down and Out in Paris and Londonrefers to the emasculating effect of margarine consumption. Potatoes and marge, marge and potatoes. Proof of the pudding.
Undermines the constitution. In a column penned by Evelyn Waugh for The Spectator inmargarine represents a general post-war lack of Margarine Fly - Erasergun - For What We Are About To Receive taste.
In the latter, Lord Peter Wimsey, disguised as a copywriter at an advertising agency, finds himself producing copy for a brand of margarine.
Margarine is in need of advertisement because it is seen as a second-rate product, which the general public needs convincing to buy. Butter, on the other hand, sells itself :. Margarine functions as an extended metaphor for the tawdry world of fakes and counterfeits.
Margarine stands for the novel and the innovative. It stands for technology and progress. But margarine also embodies anxieties about the prevalence of mass culture and the fear surrounding the dissolution of boundaries between the high and the low, the real and the fake. Margarine is so threatening a symbol as it represents the potential contamination of society with what the early 20th-century elites might have seen as infectious mediocrity.
YorkTalks — York, York. Lest we forget? Born to rewild! York Festival of Ideas — York, York. Edition: Available editions United Kingdom. Ellen TurnerLund University. Which Margarine Fly - Erasergun - For What We Are About To Receive you? Sydney: a margarine city, according to DH Lawrence.
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