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The Resource British working-class writing for children : scholarship boys in the mid-twentieth century, Haru Takiuchi

British working-class writing for children : scholarship boys in the mid-twentieth century, Haru Takiuchi

Label
British working-class writing for children : scholarship boys in the mid-twentieth century
Title
British working-class writing for children
Title remainder
scholarship boys in the mid-twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Haru Takiuchi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores how working-class writers in the 1960s and 1970s significantly reshaped British children's literature through their representations of working-class life and culture. Aidan Chambers, Alan Garner and Robert Westall were examples of what Richard Hoggart termed 'scholarship boys': working-class individuals who were educated out of their class through grammar school education. This book highlights the role these writers played in changing the publishing and reviewing practices of the British children's literature industry while offering new readings of their novels featuring scholarship boys. As well as drawing on the work of Raymond Williams and Pierre Bourdieu, and referring to studies of scholarship boys in the fields of social science and education, this book explores personal interviews and archival materials. Yielding significant insights on British children's literature of the period, this book will be of particular interest to scholars and students in the fields of children's and working-class literature and of British popular culture
Member of
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Takiuchi, Haru,
Dewey number
820.9/9282
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Children's literature, English
  • Working class authors
  • English fiction
Label
British working-class writing for children : scholarship boys in the mid-twentieth century, Haru Takiuchi
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Contents; 1 Introduction; Scholarship Boy Writers; Theorising Working-Class Literature; Outline; Works Cited; Children's Book Publishing and the Working-Class Culture; 2 Class Culture and Children's Book Publishing: Leila Berg's Nippers and Aidan Chambers' Topliner; Barriers to Publishing Books for Working-Class Children; The Economics of Working-Class Children's Books and Rise of Scholarship Boy Teachers; Being Editors to Change Children's Book Publishing: Leila Berg's Nippers and Aidan Chambers' Topliner; Works Cited
  • 10 Conclusion: "The Awareness of Standing Between Two Cultures"Works Cited; Index
  • 3 Bad Language or Working-Class Language: Robert Westall's The Machine GunnersMacmillan Version and Puffin Version; The Removed Swearwords; Works Cited; Scholarship Boy Experiences in Children's Books; 4 Education and Uncertainty in Aidan Chamber's Dance on My Grave; The Education System and the Scholarship Boys; Aidan Chambers: A Scholarship Boy Writer; Limitations of the Education System; Works Cited; 5 Aidan Chambers' Breaktime: Class, Anxiety and Home; Class and Habitus; Lack of Confidence Arising from Cultural Assimilation
  • Family Troubles: Conflicts Between Working-Class Home and Middle-Class SchoolThe Resolution of Class Tension: Journeying in Breaktime; Ideal of the Scholarship Boy: Reconciliation of Two Classes; Works Cited; 6 Alan Garner's Red Shift: The Anger of the Scholarship Boy; The Time Setting: Latin as a Symbol of the Dominant Culture; Loneliness of the Scholarship Boy: A Soldier for the Dominant Class; The Fault of the Dominant Culture; Voicelessness of the Scholarship Boy; Works Cited; Children's Book Criticism and Scholarship Boys; 7 Class and Children's Book Criticism
  • Reluctant Readers and Literate Critics: Aidan Chambers and a Review of the Owl ServiceSignal: An Attempt to Change the Field of Children's Book Criticism; Works Cited; 8 The Conclusion of The Owl Service: Critical Ignorance of Class Anger; The Scholarship Boy, Gwyn; Reception History: Silencing of Gwyn's Anger; Works Cited; 9 Robert Westall's Fathom Five: The Scholarship Boy and Socialism; Reception of Fathom Five; Representations of Social Class in Fathom Five; Politics and Class Culture: The Scholarship Boy and Socialism; Works Cited
Control code
on1001900773
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319553900
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001900773
Label
British working-class writing for children : scholarship boys in the mid-twentieth century, Haru Takiuchi
Publication
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Contents; 1 Introduction; Scholarship Boy Writers; Theorising Working-Class Literature; Outline; Works Cited; Children's Book Publishing and the Working-Class Culture; 2 Class Culture and Children's Book Publishing: Leila Berg's Nippers and Aidan Chambers' Topliner; Barriers to Publishing Books for Working-Class Children; The Economics of Working-Class Children's Books and Rise of Scholarship Boy Teachers; Being Editors to Change Children's Book Publishing: Leila Berg's Nippers and Aidan Chambers' Topliner; Works Cited
  • 10 Conclusion: "The Awareness of Standing Between Two Cultures"Works Cited; Index
  • 3 Bad Language or Working-Class Language: Robert Westall's The Machine GunnersMacmillan Version and Puffin Version; The Removed Swearwords; Works Cited; Scholarship Boy Experiences in Children's Books; 4 Education and Uncertainty in Aidan Chamber's Dance on My Grave; The Education System and the Scholarship Boys; Aidan Chambers: A Scholarship Boy Writer; Limitations of the Education System; Works Cited; 5 Aidan Chambers' Breaktime: Class, Anxiety and Home; Class and Habitus; Lack of Confidence Arising from Cultural Assimilation
  • Family Troubles: Conflicts Between Working-Class Home and Middle-Class SchoolThe Resolution of Class Tension: Journeying in Breaktime; Ideal of the Scholarship Boy: Reconciliation of Two Classes; Works Cited; 6 Alan Garner's Red Shift: The Anger of the Scholarship Boy; The Time Setting: Latin as a Symbol of the Dominant Culture; Loneliness of the Scholarship Boy: A Soldier for the Dominant Class; The Fault of the Dominant Culture; Voicelessness of the Scholarship Boy; Works Cited; Children's Book Criticism and Scholarship Boys; 7 Class and Children's Book Criticism
  • Reluctant Readers and Literate Critics: Aidan Chambers and a Review of the Owl ServiceSignal: An Attempt to Change the Field of Children's Book Criticism; Works Cited; 8 The Conclusion of The Owl Service: Critical Ignorance of Class Anger; The Scholarship Boy, Gwyn; Reception History: Silencing of Gwyn's Anger; Works Cited; 9 Robert Westall's Fathom Five: The Scholarship Boy and Socialism; Reception of Fathom Five; Representations of Social Class in Fathom Five; Politics and Class Culture: The Scholarship Boy and Socialism; Works Cited
Control code
on1001900773
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319553900
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001900773

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