The Uses of Literacy by Richard Hoggart

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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.

Professor Simon Frith OBE FBA, Tovey Professor of Music, University of Edinburgh

“The book was both a founding text for the academic fields of media and cultural studies, and an inspiration for a new generation of novelists, dramatists and film makers – not least for the team behind Coronation Street, launched in 1960.”


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