The Uses of Literacy: Aspects of Working-Class Life (Penguin Modern Classics)

3.94 avg rating
( 186 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780141191584: The Uses of Literacy: Aspects of Working-Class Life (Penguin Modern Classics)

When a society becomes more affluent, does it lose other values? Are the skills that education and literacy gave millions wasted on consuming pop culture? Do the media coerce us into a world of the superficial and the material - or can they be a force for good?

When Richard Hoggart asked these questions in his 1957 book The Uses of Literacy Britain was undergoing huge social change, yet his landmark work has lost none of its pertinence and power today. 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' US-influenced culture. His headline-grabbing bestseller opened up a whole new area of cultural study and remains essential reading, both as a historical document, and as a commentary on class, poverty and the media.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Richard Hoggart was born in Leeds in 1918. He served with the Royal Artillery in North Africa from 1940 to 1946, after which he taught literature at the University of Hull, was visiting professor of English at the University of Rochester in America and senior lecturer in English at the University of Leicester. Professor Hoggart has been a member of numerous bodies and at different times was an Assistant Director-General of UNESCO, Chairman of the New Statesman and Vice-Chairman of the Arts Council.

The Uses of Literacy, his most widely acclaimed work was partly autobiographical and drawn from his own boyhood growing up in the North of England.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hoggart, Richard
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141191589 ISBN 13: 9780141191584
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. When a society becomes more affluent, does it lose other values? Are the skills that education and literacy gave millions wasted on consuming pop culture? Do the media coerce us into a world of the superficial and the material - or can they be a force for good? When Richard Hoggart asked these questions in his 1957 book The Uses of Literacy Britain was undergoing huge social change, yet his landmark work has lost none of its pertinence and power today. 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 US-influenced culture. His headline-grabbing bestseller 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. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141191584

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Hoggart, Richard
ISBN 10: 0141191589 ISBN 13: 9780141191584
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801411915840000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hoggart, Richard
ISBN 10: 0141191589 ISBN 13: 9780141191584
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 6310042-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Hoggart, Richard
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141191589 ISBN 13: 9780141191584
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. When a society becomes more affluent, does it lose other values? Are the skills that education and literacy gave millions wasted on consuming pop culture? Do the media coerce us into a world of the superficial and the material - or can they be a force for good? When Richard Hoggart asked these questions in his 1957 book The Uses of Literacy Britain was undergoing huge social change, yet his landmark work has lost none of its pertinence and power today. 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 US-influenced culture. His headline-grabbing bestseller 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. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141191584

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Hoggart, Richard
ISBN 10: 0141191589 ISBN 13: 9780141191584
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198mm x 129mm x 22mm. Paperback. When a society becomes more affluent, does it lose other values? Are the skills that education and literacy gave millions wasted on consuming pop culture? Do the media coerce us into a wor.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 400 pages. 0.298. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141191584

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Hoggart, Richard
Published by Penguin Classics 2009-10-01 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141191589 ISBN 13: 9780141191584
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics 2009-10-01, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00556971

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Hoggart, Richard
Published by Penguin Classic (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141191589 ISBN 13: 9780141191584
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classic, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0141191589

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Hoggart, Richard
ISBN 10: 0141191589 ISBN 13: 9780141191584
New Paperback Quantity Available: 19
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; When a society becomes more affluent, does it lose other values? Are the skills that education and literacy gave millions wasted on consuming pop culture? Do the media coerce us into a world of the superficial and the material - or can they be a force for good? When Richard Hoggart asked these quest. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780141191584_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Hoggart, Richard
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141191589 ISBN 13: 9780141191584
New Softcover Quantity Available: 4
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2009. Book Condition: New. 2009. Paperback. When a society becomes more affluent, does it lose other values? Are the skills that education and literacy gave millions wasted on consuming pop culture? Do the media coerce us into a world of the superficial and the material - or can they be a force for good? This book asks these questions. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; CFC; JFCA; JFD; JFSC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 198 x 129 x 23. Weight in Grams: 298. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780141191584

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Hoggart, Richard
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141191589 ISBN 13: 9780141191584
New Softcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Book Condition: New. 2009. Paperback. When a society becomes more affluent, does it lose other values? Are the skills that education and literacy gave millions wasted on consuming pop culture? Do the media coerce us into a world of the superficial and the material - or can they be a force for good? This book asks these questions. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; CFC; JFCA; JFD; JFSC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 198 x 129 x 23. Weight in Grams: 298. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141191584

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book