The Uses of Literacy

Aspects of Working-Class Life

Author: Richard Hoggart

Contributor: Simon Hoggart

Introducer: Lynsey Hanley

  • Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Published: 01 Oct 2009
  • Series: Penguin Modern Classics
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Hoggart gives a fascinating insight into the close-knit values of Northern England's vanishing working-class communities, and weaves this together with his views on the arrival of a new, homogenous 'mass' U.S.-influenced culture. His headline grabbing bestseller (1957) opened up a whole new area of cultural study and remains essential reading, both as a historical document, and as a commentary on class, poverty and the media.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780141191584
  • Size: 129 x 198mm
  • Pages: 400
  • Published: 01 Oct 2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
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