Against the fervent convictions may be set the derisions of scepticism, or the culture of mundanity
Weller had more to say than merely taking a swipe at the monarchy, as the Sex Pistols did that same year, and The Jam's songs would go on to tackle small-town mentalities, the mundanity
of nine-to-five jobs and various other universal themes of love and life.
Chapter 3 is a 18-page disquisition entitled Passages of History: From Mundanity
Thanks to amusing host Graham Norton's irreverent wit, the lowkey proceedings occasionally soared to the pinnacles of mundanity
The key characteristics of ordinary television were identified as being its mundanity
, a style which attempts to reduce the gap between viewer and viewed and the incorporation of ordinary people into the programmes themselves.
Blending stoicism, comedy, and bittersweet tragedy, these short tales offer a glimpse of the human condition, and range in setting from the mundanity
of daily life to the workings of a divine bar in Paradise.
Some poems contemplate personalities past, mourned, or still living of the late twentieth century; others are spooky in their reflection upon death and tragedy, or simple quests for meaning amid mundanity
For both characters, the fixation begins as an escape--from mundanity
, from poverty, from heteronormativity.
In the first, airy, daylit room, for example, we were able to see in one glance environments as varied as Anish Kapoor's hypnotic oversize white ear trumpet; Urs Fischer's series of glass-andwood boxes, suspended in a state of semi-completion; and James Casebere's photograph of hospital beds stacked chaotically in a cell-like space, the mundanity
of the subject intensified by the diffuse gray light that permeates the work.
Quinney comments: "His humiliation and resignation to bourgeois mundanity
are sources of oppression in themselves, but like Wordsworth, he must, because he has no recourse, embrace the `strength in what remains behind,' and take, for what it is worth, our meandering, oblivious, unproductive life.
All week long, say the faithful, there are friendly, fascinating people to meet, bizarrely beautiful and unexpected art to appreciate, all in an environment radically unlike the mundanity
of everyday civilization.
The book is divided into twenty-five chapters with titles ranging from the pathos and drama of "Farewell to Arcadia" and "The Labyrinth of New Brutality" to the mundanity
of "A Table and a Coffee-Maker.