TITLE

Miners' autobiography: Text and context

AUTHOR(S)
Howard, W. S.
PUB. DATE
September 1995
SOURCE
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Fall95, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p89
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the relationship between text and context or literature and society by looking at miners' life accounts as sources for those interested in culture and consciousness within the British mining village. Life accounts of miners who worked almost exclusively on the Great Northern Fields in 1840s through 1860s share structural, preoccupational, stylistic and motivational characteristics. The authors of the life accounts showed the tendency to write a plural autobiography and to use the text in the service of the group.
ACCESSION #
17802938

 

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