A Measured Life: The Times and Places of an Orphaned Intellectual

A Measured Life: The Times and Places of an Orphaned Intellectual

by Richard Hoggart

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Richard Hoggart's book, The Uses of Literacy, established his reputation as a uniquely sensitive and observant chronicler of English working-class life. This pioneering work, first published in 1957, examines changes in the life and values of the English working class in response to mass media. It maps out a new methodology in cultural studies based around interdisciplinary and a concern with how textsin this case, mass publicationsare stitched into the patterns of lived experience. Mixing personal memoir with social history and cultural critique. The Uses of Literacy anticipates recent interest in modes of cultural analysts that refuse to hide the author behind the mask of objective social scientific technique. In its method and in its rich accumulation of the detail of working-class life, this volume remains useful and absorbing.

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ISBN-13: 9781000674729
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/06/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 754
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Richard Hoggart, as professor of modern English literature at Birmingham University, founded the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. He has authored or edited over twenty-five books, including Between Two Worlds: Politics, Anti-Politics, and the Unpolitical, The Uses of Literacy, and The Tyranny of Relativism.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the American Edition, A Local Habitation, Acknowledgments, Preface, Chapter 1 ST JAMES’S, Chapter 2 POTTENEWTON, Chapter 3 NEWPORT STREET, Chapter 4 HUNSLET, HOLBECK AND BEYOND, Chapter 5 INTERLUDE : LEEDS AT LARGE, Chapter 6 JACK LANE, Chapter 7 COCKBURN, Chapter 8 UNIVERSITY, INDEX, A Sort of Clowning, Acknowledgments, Preface, PART ONE: THE WAR YEARS, 1 Oswestry to the Otranto 1940—2, 2 North Africa and Pantelleria 1942—3, 3 Naples 1943—6, PART TWO: WANDERING TEACHER, 4 Redcar and Marske 1946—9, 5 Hull: Settings and Settling In 1949—59, 6 Teaching-and-Writing The 1950s, 7 Interlude — USA 1956—7, PART THREE: TAKING STOCK, 8 ‘There’s no Vocabulary’: on Family Life, 9 A Shape Proper to Itself?: On Writing a ‘Life and Times’, Index, An Imagined Life, Acknowledgments, Preface, PART ONE: PROVINCIAL AND NATIONAL: THE 1960s, 1 The Delta: Going Public, 2 Mild Midlands: Leicester, 1959—64, 3 Picked Up By the Tide: Lady Chatterley's Lover and the Pilkington Report, 1960—2, 4 Great Hopes from Birmingham, 1962—70, 5 Expansion and Permissiveness: The University Liberated?, PART TWO: INTERNATIONAL LIFE AND BACK TO BRITAIN: THE 1970s AND 1980s, 6 A World Apart: UNESCO, 1970—5, 7 The Great Tradition Revisited: Goldsmiths’, 1976—84, 8 Culture, Communications, Censorship Revisited, 1976—91, 9 Lantern on the Stern: Convictions, Language, Growing Old, Index

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