Richard Hoggart The Uses of Literacy

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The Uses of Literacy

 
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The Uses of Literacy was first published in 1957 and in paperback, by Penguin, in 1958. Fifty years on its importance endures, it remains a work of great cultural analysis. The distinguished historian, Peter Hennessy, points out The Uses of Literacy became an instant classic in the late 1950s and he suspects that is because 'readers felt in their bones that he (Hoggart) was capturing the oldest working class in the world as it was passing through a valve into a mass-consumption society (which it could never abandon once acquired even if it wished to) at the price of losing much of what Hoggart called ''its moral capital''.' Hoggart asks fundamental questions about mass literacy and popular culture which are as pertinent today as then. Richard Hoggart, born in 1918, is a British academic and public figure, whose career has covered the fields of sociology, English literature and cultural studies, with a special concern for British popular culture. He has been Professor of English and the founder of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO and Warden of Goldsmiths. He retired from formal academic life in 1984.

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"Hoggart has the rare quality of complete intellectual honesty. The Uses of Literacy should be read by all those concerned with the nature of modern society."—Asher Tropp, American Sociological Review



"This sort of modern Mayhew is worth any amount of statistics as background for cultural evalutions....Required reading for anyone concerned with the modern cultural climate."—Times Literary Supplement



“An exquisitely drawn picture of the urban working-class life in which the author grew up    this moving and thoughtful book deserves serious study.”—The Guardian



“I doubt that a better book on what has come to be called ‘mass’ or ‘popular’ culture has been written... Few social scientists can match Hoggart’s skills in conveying daily experience. “—Dennis H. Wrong. The Reporter

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