New PDF release: British Working-Class Writing for Children: Scholarship Boys

By Haru Takiuchi

This booklet explores how working-class writers within the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies considerably reshaped British children’s literature via their representations of working-class lifestyles and culture. Aidan Chambers, Alan Garner and Robert Westall have been examples of what Richard Hoggart termed ‘scholarship boys’: working-class people who have been trained out in their category via grammar university schooling. This booklet highlights the function those writers performed in altering the publishing and reviewing practices of the British kid's literature whereas delivering new readings in their novels that includes scholarship boys. As good as drawing at the paintings of Raymond Williams and Pierre Bourdieu, and touching on stories of scholarship boys within the fields of social technological know-how and schooling, this ebook additionally explores own interviews and previously-unseen archival materials. Yielding major insights on British children’s literature of the interval, this booklet can be of specific curiosity to students and scholars within the fields of children’s and working-class literature and of British renowned culture.

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