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Literacy and Popular Culture : England 1750-1914 - David Vincent

Literacy and Popular Culture

England 1750-1914

By: David Vincent, Peter Burke (Editor), Ruth Finnegan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1993
ISBN: 9780521457712
Number Of Pages: 376

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This book examines the consequences of the spread of mass literacy across the whole range of popular culture in England and argues that the impact of reading and writing can be discovered in the use that was made of these skills, and the meanings attached to them.

'David Vincent's history of the teaching of reading and writing, and its cultural implications, shows how, once you take the winning of literacy as a serious issue, it opens up new perspectives on a whole series of major themes. His topics range from family relationships and social mobility, through politics and election broadsides, to the cultural influences of literacy on the working-class generation before that of Richard Hoggart.' Times Literary Supplement 'This is an ambitious, scholarly and fascinating book of interest not only to specialists and historians but also to a wider public.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

List of figures and tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Familyp. 21
Family literacyp. 22
The status of literacyp. 29
The postp. 32
Conclusionp. 49
Educationp. 53
The domestic curriculump. 54
Becoming literatep. 66
Official schoolingp. 73
Conclusionp. 92
Workp. 95
Occupational literacyp. 96
Occupational learningp. 104
Occupational recruitmentp. 119
Labour relationsp. 134
Conclusionp. 153
The natural worldp. 156
Knowledgep. 159
Authorityp. 171
Timep. 180
Conclusionp. 193
Imaginationp. 196
Transitionp. 197
Commercialisationp. 210
Conclusionp. 226
Politicsp. 228
The Statep. 229
The pressp. 241
The earnest workerp. 258
Conclusionp. 268
Literacy and its usesp. 270
Marriage register samplep. 281
Literacy networksp. 283
Notesp. 286
Bibliographyp. 328
Indexp. 356
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ISBN: 9780521457712
ISBN-10: 0521457718
Series: Cambridge Studies in Oral & Literate Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 1st November 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54