Uses of Literacy

ISBN-10: 0765804212

ISBN-13: 9780765804211

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Book details

List price: $35.95
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 2/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Richard Hoggart was born in Leeds, England on September 24, 1918. He studied at Leeds University. During World War II, he served as an anti-aircraft gunner in the Royal Artillery. After the war, he worked as an extramural tutor at Hull University for 13 years. In 1951, he published his first book, a full-length study of WH Auden's poetry. His other works include The Uses of Literacy, An Idea and Its Servants, and Townscape with Figures. He taught at several universities including the University of Leicester, the University of Birmingham, and Goldsmiths College in London. He was a decisive witness in the 1960 Lady Chatterley trial, which liberalised British pornography laws and was instrumental in creating BBC2 as a quality television channel. He died on April 10, 2014 at the age of 95.

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
Who are 'The Working-Classes'?
Landscape with Figures - A Setting
'Them' and 'Us'
The 'Real' World of People
The Full Rich Life
Unbending the Springs of Action
Invitations to a Candy-Floss World: The Newer Mass Art
The Newer Mass Art: Sex in Shiny Packets
Unbent Springs: A Note on a Scepticism Without Tension
Unbent Springs: A Note on the Uprooted and the Anxious
Conclusion
Postscript
Notes and References
Bibliography
Index
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