1 Literature, Language, and Politics 16
The Uses of Literature 18
Hoggart in Context: Post-war Britain and the Leavises 21
The Language of ‘Theory’ 30
The Common Reader 34
Democratic Criticism 38
2 The Politics of Autobiography 49
Cultural Studies and Autobiography 51
Generic Conventions 54
Representing Working-Class Lives 59
Situating the Critic 66
3 Working-Class Intellectuals and Democratic Scholarship 73
Scholarship Boy 74
Ben Clarke is Assistant Professor of Twentieth-century British Literature, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), USA. His Orwell in Context: Communities, Myths, Values, appeared in 2007. His research interests include working-class culture, the public house, and Englishness.
John K. Walton is IKERBASQUE Research Professor, Department of Contemporary History, University of the Basque Country, Spain. He edits the Journal of Tourism History, and his most recent book, with Keith Hanley, is Constructing Cultural Tourism: John Ruskin and the Tourist Gaze (2010).