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作者 Owen, Sue
書名 Re-Reading Richard Hoggart : Life, Literature, Language, Education
出版項 Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 2008
©2008
國際標準書號 9781443808798 (electronic bk.)
9781847186126
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說明 1 online resource (231 pages)
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附註 Intro -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- FOREWORD -- INTRODUCTION -- RICHARD HOGGART: A PERSONAL APPRECIATION -- RICHARD HOGGART: THE INTELLECTUAL AS POLITICIAN -- THE LEGACY OF RICHARD HOGGART: EDUCATION AS DEMOCRATIC PRACTICE -- "TO THINK FEARLESSLY" -- RICHARD HOGGART AND LITERATURE -- THE USES OF D. H. LAWRENCE -- THE ANXIETY OF INFLUENCE -- "STANCES AND TONES BEFORE LIFE" -- LOCAL HABITATIONS -- QUESTIONS OF TASTE AND CLASS -- PROMOTING INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION -- APPENDIX -- CONTRIBUTORS -- INDEX
Richard Hoggart has been one of the leading cultural commentators of the last sixty years. He was the first literary critic to take the working class seriously and to extend the parameters of literary criticism to include popular culture. Hoggart put the working class on the cultural map. He differentiated between what was offered by the "popular providers" (media, popular fiction, advertisements) and the resilient culture of working-class people themselves. Hoggart's most famous work is the seminal The Uses of Literacy. Part II (written first) offers a searing indictment of the specious populism and banality of popular newspapers and magazines, the fake "pally patter" of the tabloids and of adverts aimed at ordinary people, and the literary flatness and moral emptiness of much popular fiction. Part I celebrates the resilient culture of working-class people themselves and offers a basis for the argument that working-class people deserve better than what passes for popular culture. Though best known for The Uses of Literacy, Hoggart has been a prolific writer, publishing twenty-seven books, including two in 2004 at the age of eighty-seven. These range from works of cultural analysis such as The Way We Live Now, to works of personal reflection such as First and Last Things and Promises to Keep, and to collections of essays on a wide variety of topics, such as the two volumes of Speaking to Each Other, Between Two Worlds and An English Temper. One of his most important contributions to the transformation of perceptions of class and culture was the founding of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University in the early 1960s. For Hoggart, public service is a duty of the intellectual. Therefore he has not lived in the ivory tower but has engaged in society, striving for change from within. He worked for five years as Assistant
Director-General of UNESCO and has undertaken many activities in arts, culture, broadcasting and education, including: the Albermarle Committee on Youth Services, the Pilkington Committee on Broadcasting, Reith Lecturer, Chair of the Broadcasting Research Unit, Vice-Chair of the Arts Council, Chair of the Statesman and Nation Publishing Company, Chair of the Advisory Council for Adult and Continuing Education and member of the British Board of Film Classification Appeals Committee. Hoggart was a leading witness for the defence in the trial at the Old Bailey in 1960 of Penguin Books Ltd. for publishing D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover. His evidence is widely acknowledged to have been central in leading to the acquittal, which marked a watershed in public perception and shifted cultural parameters. Hoggart was also the first British critic to take TV and radio seriously. He made a number of critical interventions: his Reith lectures, his contributions to the report of the Pilkington Committee and his works on media, including Only Connect: on the Nature and Quality of Mass Communications, The Mass Media: A New Colonialism, and Mass Media in Mass Society. Hated by Margaret Thatcher and Mary Whitehouse, Hoggart nevertheless, strove to serve culture in the public sphere, as an important extension of his ideas about the need for cultural quality. This volume affirms the importance of Richard Hoggart, focusing, in particular, on new understandings of his life, of the importance of literature and literary criticism to his method, and of his significant role in literary, cultural and educational shifts from the fifties onwards. It locates Hoggart's work and identifies his influence within multiple contexts: the working-class and "angry young man" novels of the fifties and sixties; the Lady Chatterley trial and resulting literary and cultural
change; the shift from the "new criticism" to a broader field of cultural enquiry; the rise of cultural studies; and educational reforms from the fifties onwards
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Owen, Sue Re-Reading Richard Hoggart : Life, Literature, Language, Education Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publisher,c2008 9781847186126
主題 Hoggart, Richard, -- 1918- -- Influence.;Culture -- Philosophy.;Criticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.;Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
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