The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes by Jonathan Rose
English | July 11th, 2001 | ISBN: 0300088868 | 544 Pages | EPUB | 0.88 MB
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?