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Working-class writing and publishing in the late-twentieth century – Literature, culture and community - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Working-class writing and publishing in the late-twentieth century: Literature, culture and community

Tom Woodin


This is a unique study of working class writing and community publishing. It evaluates the largely unexamined history of the emergence and development of working class writing and publishing workshops since the 1970s. The nature of working class writing is assessed in relation to the work of young people, older people, adult literacy students as well as writing workshops. Key themes and tensions in working class writing are explored in relation to historical and literary frameworks. This is the first in-depth study of this body of writing. In addition, a number of crucial debates are examined, ... More

Keywords: Working class, Writing, Culture, Community, Publishing, History, Literature, Literacy, Learning, Adult education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091117
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091117.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Woodin, author
Reader in the Social History of Education at the Institute of Education, University College London