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              Liberty and Legislation

              Liberty and Legislation (Hardback)

              By Hoggart, Richard

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              First Published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

              ISBN 9780714633084
              Released NZ 1 Jun 1989
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Uses of Literacy
               

              The Uses of Literacy (Hardback)

              Edited by Hoggart, Richard

              • RRP: $259.00
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              This pioneering work examines changes in the life and values of the English working class in response to mass media. First published in 1957, it mapped out a new methodology in cultural studies based around interdisciplinarity and a concern with how texts-in this case, mass publi...cations-are 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 analysis 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.Hoggart's analysis achieves much of its power through a careful delineation of the complexities of working-class attitudes and its sensitivity to the physical and environmental facts of working-class life. The people he portrays are neither the sentimentalized victims of a culture of deference nor neo-fascist hooligans. Hoggart sees beyond habits to what habits stand for and sees through statements to what the statements really mean. He thus detects the differing pressures of emotion behind idiomatic phrases and ritualistic observances.Through close observation and an emotional empathy deriving, in part, from his own working-class background, Hoggart defines a fairly homogeneous and representative group of working-class people. Against this background may be seen how the various appeals of mass publications and other artifacts of popular culture connect with traditional and commonly accepted attitudes, how they are altering those attitudes, and how they are meeting resistance. Hoggart argues that the appeals made by mass publicists-more insistent, effective, and pervasive than in the past-are moving toward the creation of an undifferentiated mass culture and that the remnants of an authentic urban culture are being destroyed.In his introduction to this new edition, Andrew Goodwin, pro
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              ISBN 9781138539341
              Released NZ 25 Oct 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Promises to Keep: Thoughts in Old Age
                

              Promises to Keep: Thoughts in Old Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Hoggart, Richard

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              Analyses the nature of human courage, the uses of memory, the true purposes of education, love and charity, and the approach of the Grim Reaper. This book considers the public ideas and events, with examples on family, politics, the intellectual life, beliefs and morals, words an...d writing. Its arguments are illustrated from life.
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              ISBN 9780826482730
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2006
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Way of All Flesh
                

              The Way of All Flesh (Paperback, New impression)

              By Butler, Samuel; Edited by Cochrane, James; Introduction by Hoggart, Richard

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              Throws a subversive brick at the smug face of Victorian domesticity. Published in 1903, a year after Butler's death, this novel is a thinly disguised account of his own childhood and youth 'in the bosom of a Christian family'.

              ISBN 9780140430127
              Released NZ 23 Feb 2006
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series English Library
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              The Way We Live Now: Dilemmas in Contemporary Culture
               

              The Way We Live Now: Dilemmas in Contemporary Culture (Paperback, New edition)

              By Hoggart, Richard

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              In this work, Richard Hoggart launches an attack on the way English society has been damaged over the last 20 years by the denial of standards, the triumph of the market and cynical political exploitation.

              ISBN 9780712673518
              Released NZ 15 Nov 1996
              Publisher Vintage
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              Everyday Language and Everyday Life

              Everyday Language and Everyday Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hoggart, Richard

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              For years Richard Hoggart has observed the oddity of a common speech habit: the fondness for employing ready-made sayings and phrasings whenever we open our mouths, a disinclination to form our own sentences from scratch, unless that becomes inescapable. But in this book he is in...terested in more specific questions. How far do the British, and particularly the English, share the same sayings across the social classes? If each group uses some different ones, are those differences determined by location, age, occupation or place in the social scale? Over the years, did such sayings indicate some of the main lines of their culture, its basic conditions, its stresses and strains, its indications of meaning, and significance? These and other concerns animate this fascinating exploration of how the English, and particularly working-class English, use the English language.Hoggart sets the stage by explaining how he has approached his subject matter, his manner of inquiry, and the general characteristics of sayings and speech. Looking back into time, he explores the idioms and epigrams in the poverty setting of the early working-class English. Hoggart examines the very innards of working-class life and the idioms, with the language that arose in relation to home, with its main characters of wives and mothers, husbands and fathers, and children; the wars; marriage; food, drink, health, and weather; neighbors, gossip, quarrels, old age, and death. He discusses related idioms and epigrams and their evolution from prewar to present.Hoggart identifies the sayings and special nuances of the English working-class people that have made them identifiable as such, from the rude and obscene to the intellectual and imaginative. Hoggart also examines the areas of tolerance, local morality, and public morality, elaborating on current usage of words that have evolved from the fourteen through the eighteenth centuries. He touches on religion, superstition, and time, the beliefs that animate
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              ISBN 9781138509917
              Released NZ 6 Feb 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              A Measured Life: The Times and Places of an Orphaned Intellectual

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

              Edited by Hoggart, Richard

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              The Uses of Literacy (1957) established Hoggart's reputation as a distinctively observant chronicler of English working-class life. This volume contains his three-part autobiography ( A Local Habitation, A Sort of Clowning, and An Imagined Life ) in which he details his life from... 1918 to the present
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              ISBN 9781560001355
              Released NZ 31 May 1994
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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              Liberty and Legislation
               

              Liberty and Legislation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hoggart, Richard

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              Has legislation over-reached itself? The contributors to this volume discuss whether the increase in legislative instruments of many kinds, often promoted with good intentions, may be progressively limiting both our individual and our communal freedoms. Contributors include Berna...rd Crick, Maurice Peston and James Ferman discuss this key idea in accessible and forthright style.
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              ISBN 9781138979772
              Released NZ 6 Sep 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              The Tyranny of Relativism: Culture and Politics in Contemporary English Society

              The Tyranny of Relativism: Culture and Politics in Contemporary English Society (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hoggart, Richard

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              The Tyranny of Relativism is an impassioned attempt by one of England's most distinguished critics to capture the feel of British culture at the end of the twentieth century: its moods, attitudes, and institutions. Richard Hoggart presents a double argument, suggesting first that... cultural dilemmas stem from a long slide towards moral relativism, as consumerism rather than authority increasingly determines the texture of life; and secondly, that despite its claims to the contrary, British Conservative governments have exploited these changes to their own ends. Blunt and forthright, humorous and humane, Hoggart supports his themes by analyzing particular forms of change--in education at all levels, in the arts, mass and popular entertainment, in broadcasting, in the use of language, and in the uncertain base of cultural studies themselves. But he also shows how some social forces have worked against this monumental process: old-style checks and balances, the resistance of class sentiments, the uneasy sense of lost values. But in this series of cultural struggles, the intellectuals are noteworthy by their absence. The great merit of The Tyranny of Relativism is its resistance to platitudes, and its fearless probing of thorny questions that go to the heart of Western cultural traditions for a new age. When Hoggart concludes by asking where do we go now no one should expect complacency. In The Tyranny of Relativism, Hoggart makes the reader appreciate the silent complicity of the intellectual class for the cultural rot of relativism characteristic of western culture today. The book is must reading for those engaged in cultural studies, European politics, literary criticism, and the sociology of knowledge.
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              ISBN 9781560009535
              Released NZ 30 Jan 1997
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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              The Uses of Literacy
               

              The Uses of Literacy (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              Edited by Hoggart, Richard

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              Hoggart has the rare quality of complete intellectual honesty. The Uses of Literacy should be read by all those concerned with the nature of modern society. -Asher Tropp, American Sociological Review This sort of modern Mayhew is worth any amount of statistics as background for c...ultural evalutions....Required reading for anyone concerned with the modern cultural climate. -Times Literary Supplement
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              ISBN 9780765804211
              Released NZ 28 Feb 1998
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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