ERIC Number: ED349553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Literature Belongs to Everyone: A Report on Widening Access to Literature.
Hughes, Violet M.
This book draws attention to the issue of access to literature and highlights some of its complex aspects--physical, psychological, educational, and economic--to discover ways of increasing that access. Focusing on what the barriers between people and literature are and on how they may be removed, the book uses interviews to investigate the attitudes of 62 key people in southwest Britain and Scotland working in institutions that could or ought to be active in this opening up, but who may not be fully aware of the class aspect of approaches to literature. Following an introduction, the book's five chapters, based on the input of the interviewees in their respective fields, are as follows: (1) Books and Their Readers: Libraries and Bookshops; (2) The Trade Unions and Literature; (3) Access to Literature and Education; (4) The Arts Agencies; and (5) The Writers of Literature. A conclusion, footnotes, and four appendixes (Interview Questions; Television Viewing--by social class and by sex; Educational Qualifications; and Outline of the Employee Development and Assistance Programme) conclude the publication. (HB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Information, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Library Role, Literature, Literature Appreciation, Reading Habits, Social Class, Unions
Arts Council of Great Britain, 14 Great Peter St., London SW1P 3NQ, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arts Council of Great Britain, London (England).
Identifiers: Educational Issues; Great Britain
Note: Commissioned by the Literature Panel of the Arts Council.