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The Resource The intellectual life of the British working classes, Jonathan Rose

The intellectual life of the British working classes, Jonathan Rose

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The intellectual life of the British working classes
Title
The intellectual life of the British working classes
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Rose
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Which books did the British working classes read--and how did they read them? How did they respond to canonical authors, penny dreadfuls, classical music, school stories, Shakespeare, Marx, Hollywood movies, imperialist propaganda, the Bible, the BBC, the Bloomsbury Group? What was the quality of their classroom education? How did they educate themselves? What was their level of cultural literacy: how much did they know about politics, science, history, philosophy, poetry, and sexuality? Who were the proletarian intellectuals, and why did they pursue the life of the mind? These intriguing questions, which until recently historians considered unanswerable, are addressed in this book. Using innovative research techniques and a vast range of unexpected sources, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes tracks the rise and decline of the British autodidact from the pre-industrial era to the twentieth century. It offers a new method for cultural historians--an "audience history" that recovers the responses of readers, students, theatergoers, filmgoers, and radio listeners. Jonathan Rose provides an intellectual history of people who were not expected to think for themselves, told from their perspective. He draws on workers' memoirs, oral history, social surveys, opinion polls, school records, library registers, and newspapers. Through its novel and challenging approach to literary history, the book gains access to politics, ideology, popular culture, and social relationships across two centuries of British working-class experience
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Rose, Jonathan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA553
LC item number
.R67 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Working class
  • Working class
  • Books and reading
  • Great Britain
Label
The intellectual life of the British working classes, Jonathan Rose
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published with assistance from the Annie Burr Lewis Fund"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
45610399
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 534 p.
Isbn
9780300098082
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00068562
Label
The intellectual life of the British working classes, Jonathan Rose
Publication
Note
"Published with assistance from the Annie Burr Lewis Fund"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
45610399
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 534 p.
Isbn
9780300098082
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00068562

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