The Road to Wigan Pier Revisited

Haddad, Moussa 1, 2 Hague, William 1 Hammond, Jim 1, 2, 3, 4 Hammond, Phil
1 Hammond, Tony 1, 2, 3 Harri, Guto 1 Harrods 1 Hatherley, Owen 1, 2, 3 health
issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 mental health 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 see also food; ...

Author: Stephen Armstrong

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780338791

Category: Political Science

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You think that the recession isn't biting? Look again. You think that the riots in August 2011 were unpredicted? Think again. 75 years after George Orwell's classic expose on life in the North, Stephen Armstrong returns to find that many things have changed, but not always for the better. Here he finds how young girls go missing because of the intransigence of the benefits systems, how fragile hope can be in the face of poverty and why the government stands in the way of a community helping itself. In his journey, taking in Bradford, Sheffield, Liverpool and Wigan, Armstrong reveals a society at the end of its tether, abandoned by all those who speak in its name.

The Road from Wigan Pier

Contents MEMOIRS OF A LINGUIST Introduction The Road from Wigan Pier
Growing up with 2 languages – English and the Wigan mining dialect . Chapter 1
University Days What happens to the mind when one learns Spanish , Italian ...

Author: Richard D. Lewis

Publisher: Transcreen Publications

ISBN: 9780953439805

Category: Linguists

Page: 403

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The Complete Works of George Orwell Animal farm

Author: George Orwell





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The Road to Wigan Pier

... which I picked out from among a number of others: s. d. 0 0 21⁄2 0 3 0 7 3
wholemeal loaves 1⁄2 lb. margarine 1⁄2 lb. dripping 1 lb. cheese 1 lb. onions 1 lb.
carrots 1 lb. broken biscuits 2 lb. dates 1 tin ... So perhaps The Road to Wigan
Pier 65.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192591487

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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'It is only when you meet someone of a different culture from yourself that you begin to realize what your own beliefs really are.' The Road to Wigan Pier is George Orwell's 1937 study of poverty and working-class life in northern England. It is the book which established Orwell as among Britain's foremost political and social commentators. It is, moreover, essential for any reader who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of Orwell's life, work and legacy. This non-fiction work set the tone for Orwell's subsequent career, by focusing on class relations within Britain and political solutions to social problems. The Road to Wigan Pier has remained widely read since his death, running to several editions, and providing a point of comparison for later social and political commentaries

The Road to Wigan Pier The Study of Socialism

Socialism the Way Orwell Saw George Orwell ... s. d. Rent 9 0 1/2 Clothing Club
30 Coal 20 Gas 1 3 Milk 0 10 1/2 Union Fees 0 3 Insurance (on the children) 0 2
Meat 26 Flour (2 stone) 3 4 Yeast 04 Potatoes 1 0 Dripping 0 10 Margarine 0 10 ...

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: e-artnow


Category: Political Science

Page: 173

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The first half of The Road to Wigan Pier documents his sociological investigations of the bleak living conditions among the working class in Lancashire and Yorkshire in the industrial north of England before World War II. The second half is a long essay on his middle-class upbringing, and the development of his political conscience, questioning British attitudes towards socialism. Orwell states plainly that he himself is in favour of socialism, but feels it necessary to point out reasons why many people who would benefit from socialism and should logically support it, are in practice likely to be strong opponents.

The Complete Works of George Orwell The road to Wigan Pier

This man's allowance was thirty - two shillings a week , and besides his wife he
had two children , one aged two years and five months and the other ten months .
Here is the list : S. d . 9 03 3 o 2 O I 3 O 102 O 3 0 2 2 6 3 Rent Clothing Club ...

Author: George Orwell





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George Orwell

Contents [ i - ii ] blank [ iii ] halftitle : THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER [ iv ]
advertisements for books by Orwell [ v ] titlepage [ vi ] imprint : Printed in Great
Britain by | The Camelot Press Ltd. , London and Southampton [ vii ] -viii list of
illustrations [ ix ] ...

Author: Gillian Fenwick

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 426

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Social Enterprise Zones

Albert Camus said that ' Without work all life goes rotten ' ; Walter Greenwood
produced the quote above in his book Love on the Dole ; and George Orwell
described the miseries of unemployment in The Road to Wigan Pier , 2 observing
that ...

Author: David Robinson

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research

ISBN: 9781899987948

Category: Community development

Page: 47

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This report proposes a practical vehicle for connecting the health, employment and education zones and other regeneration schemes. It suggests that areas of multiple deprivation be designated Social Enterprise Zones - where local agencies and people together can develop new ways of working.

George Orwell Updated Edition

PATRICIA RAE Orwell's Heart of Darkness: The Road to Wigan Pier as Modernist
Anthropology Critics have charged that Orwell's complaints about the dirt and
smell of working-class houses in The Road to Wigan Pier inadvertently show that

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438113005



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George Orwell wrote many essays and political pamphlets, yet most know him for his fable Animal Farm and his dystopian novel 1984. The essays in this enhanced Bloom's Modern Critical Views volume offer precise commentary on Orwell's p

Orwell in Context

279 . The I . L . P . is the Independent Labour Party , which Orwell joined on 13
June 1938 . 219 . B . Campbell , Wigan Pier Revisited ( London : Virago , 1984 ) ,
p . 2 . 220 . Ian Hamilton , ' Along the Road to Wigan Pier ' in The World of George

Author: Ben Clarke

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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This bold new reading of Orwell's work focuses upon his representation of communities and the myths that shape them. In particular, it analyzes his interpretations of class, gender and nationality within the context of the political and literary culture of the Nineteen-Thirties and Forties. The book uses a wide range of literary, historical and theoretical texts to argue that Orwell's radicalism lay in his attempt to integrate 'traditional' communal identities into a revolutionary socialist politics.

George Orwell s Documentary Work Focusing on Down and Out in Paris and London and The Road to Wigan Pier as examples

Introduction 3 2. ... Down among the oppressed: The Road to Wigan Pier 12 4.1
Economic and political situation in the 1930 ́s 12 4.2 The Left Book Club and its
relation to the book 13 4.3 Summary of the contents 15 4.4 Stylistic and literary ...

Author: Birthe Stolz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638346234

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 24

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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2+, University of Duisburg-Essen, course: Dystopian Literature - Huxley and Orwell, 27 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In this term paper I want to focus on two of the most popular documentaries by George Orwell: Down and Out in Paris and London and The Road to Wigan Pier. While most people, when hearing the name George Orwell, think of the novel 1984 and the fable Animal Farm, only a few know that his first literary successes were books of a very different genre. The documentaries DOPL and RWP influenced his career as a political writer and coined him as an ambivalent left-wing intellectual. The term paper is structured chronologically, first dealing with DOPL and then focusing on RWP. In order to understand Orwell ́s curiosity regarding the English working-class and the poor in general, I found it important to give a brief overview on his social background (chapter 2). I will then continue with explaining the circumstances in which Orwell found himself before going to London and Paris and describing his motives for living among the oppressed (chapter 3.1). In order to give an impression of the contents of the book, chapter 3.2 summarizes the most interesting and important passages and quotations. Chapter. 3.3 focuses on the style and the literary means. The last chapter on DOPL (chapter 3.4) refers to Orwell ́s political standpoint when writing the book, including opinions and reactions to the latter. Chapter 4.1 begins with a description of the political and economic situation in the 1930 ́s. In my mind, it is important to get an impression of the problems and circumstances of the historical background when Orwell gathered the material for RWP because the time is closely connected with the content of the book. In the next chapter, I again will give an answer to the question why Orwell wrote this book which in this case is a little different because it was commissioned. Furthermore I will discuss the meaning and the function of the Left Book Club which played an important role in respect of RWP. Chapter 4.3 summarizes the two parts of the book while chapter 4.4. again focuses on stylistic and literary means. The importance of the political substance of RWP is mirrored in chapter 4.5, including Orwell ́s aims, analysis, definition of socialism and his attacks on middle-class socialists. The last chapter of the term paper deals with the controversial opinions RWP called forth and especially with its opponents of the left-wing intelligentsia.

Chambers Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Dr Gary Jones

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited


Category: Reference

Page: 1515

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'If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.' -- Derek Bok 'I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.' -- Woody Allen 'Life loves the liver of it' -- Maya Angelou An indispensable and comprehensive reference for writers, speakers, educators, executives, and curious browsers, the Chambers Dictionary of Quotations offers more than 20,000 quotations spanning all historical periods and covering diverse aspects of human experience, from politics and feminism, literature and sex, to nature, notable persons, and more. International in scope and broad in coverage, this compendium gathers together notable quotes -- many of which have never been collected before -- from more than 4,000 sources including such contemporary quotables as Salman Rushdie, Maya Angelou, and Henry Kissinger. Each quote is fully annotated, reliably sourced, and put in context along with concise biographical information on its author. Alphabetically arranged by speaker, and extensively cross-referenced, this easy-to-use reference includes a detailed index that facilitates searches by keyword. Readers can quickly locate a quotation on a particular subject, check a half-remembered line, sample the style and philosophy of an author or simply browse through and savor the accumulated wit and wisdom of the ages. The ultimate source of who said what -- and when they said it.

Occupational Therapies without Borders Volume 2 E Book

O'Rourke R: Creative Writing, Education Culture and Community, Leicester, 2005
, NIACE. Orwell G: Down and Out in Paris and London, Harmondsworth, 1940,
Penguin. Orwell G: On the Road to Wigan Pier, Harmondsworth, 1962, Penguin.

Author: Frank Kronenberg

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049115

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 226

The companion text to Occupational Therapy without Borders - Volume 1: learning from the spirit of survivors! In this landmark text writers from around the world discuss a plurality of occupation-based approaches that explicitly acknowledge the full potential of the art and science of occupational therapy. The profession is presented as a political possibilities-based practice, concerned with what matters most to people in real life contexts, generating practice-based evidence to complement evidence-based practice. As these writers demonstrate, occupational therapies are far more than, as some critical views have suggested, a monoculture of practice rooted in Western modernity. Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu captures the ethos of this book, which essentially calls for engagements in the service of a purpose that is larger than the advancement of our profession's interests: "Your particular approach to advancing our wellbeing and health strikes me as both unique and easily taken for granted. Whilst you value and work with medical understandings, your main aim seems to go beyond these. You seem to enable people to appreciate more consciously how what we do to and with ourselves and others on a daily basis impacts on our individual and collective wellbeing. As occupational therapists you have a significant contribution to make [.] allowing people from all walks of life to contribute meaningfully to the wellbeing of others." Links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people in ordinary occupations of daily life as a means of enabling them to transform their own lives Includes contributions from worldwide leaders in occupational therapy research and practice Describes concrete initiatives in under-served and neglected populations Looks at social and political mechanisms that influence people’s access to useful and meaningful occupation Chapters increase diversity of contributions – geographically, culturally and politically Emphasis on practice, education and research maintains academic credibility A glossary and practical examples in nearly every chapter make text more accessible to students

The Unexamined Orwell

Even after Orwell reacted strongly against the “Wellsian World State” in Part 2 of
The Road to Wigan Pier (1937), he remained a keen and admiring student of
literary utopias.2 And yet, his turn against Wells and the optimistic, progressive ...

Author: John Rodden

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292748973

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 415

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The year 1984 is just a memory, but the catchwords of George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four still routinely pepper public discussions of topics ranging from government surveillance and privacy invasion to language corruption and bureaucratese. Orwell's work pervades the cultural imagination, while others of his literary generation are long forgotten. Exploring this astonishing afterlife has become the scholarly vocation of John Rodden, who is now the leading authority on the reception, impact, and reinvention of George Orwell—the man and writer—as well as of "Orwell" the cultural icon and historical talisman. In The Unexamined Orwell, Rodden delves into dimensions of Orwell's life and legacy that have escaped the critical glare. Rodden discusses how several leading American intellectuals have earned the title of Orwell's "successor," including Lionel Trilling, Dwight Macdonald, Irving Howe, Christopher Hitchens, and John Lukacs. He then turns to Germany and focuses on the role and relevance of Nineteen Eighty-Four in the now-defunct communist nation of East Germany. Rodden also addresses myths that have grown up around Orwell's life, including his "more than half-legendary" encounter with Ernest Hemingway in liberated Paris in March 1945, and analyzes literary issues such as his utopian sensibility and his prose style. Finally, Rodden poses the endlessly debated question, "What Would George Orwell Do?," and speculates about how the prophet of Nineteen Eighty-Four would have reacted to world events. In so doing, Rodden shows how our responses to this question reveal much about our culture's ongoing need to reappropriate "Orwell."

Criticism of Society in the English Novel Between the Wars

1 " 2 When Orwell came back from Burma , where he had been working as a
police officer , the Western world was on the brink of the Great Slump of 1929. He
was ... 166-7 . 2 George OrWELL , The Road to Wigan Pier , London , 1959 , p .

Author: Hena Maes-Jelinek

Publisher: Librairie Droz

ISBN: 9782251661902

Category: Literary Criticism


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The main concern of this study is the artist’s vision of society; its major theme is the relation between the individual and society resulting from the impact of social and political upheavals on individual life. By criticism of society I mean the novelist’s awareness of the social reality and of the individual’s response to it; the writers I deal with all proved alive to the changes that were taking place in English society between the two World Wars. Though the social attitudes of the inter-war years as well as the writers’ response to them were shaped by lasting and complex influences, such as trends in philosophy and science, the two Wars stand out as determining factors in the development of the novel: the consequences of the First were explored by most writers in the Twenties, whereas in the following decade the novelists felt compelled to voice the anxiety aroused by the threat of another conflict and to warn against its possible effects. After the First World War many writers felt keenly the social disruption: the old standards, which were thought to have made this suicidal War possible, were distrusted; the code of behaviour and the moral values of the older generation were openly criticized for having led to bankruptcy. Disparagement of authority increased the individual’s sense of isolation, his insecurity, his disgust or fear. Even the search for pleasure so widely satirized in the Twenties was the expression of a cynicism born of despair. The ensuing disengagement of the individual from his environment became a major theme in the novel: his isolation was at once a cause for resentment and the source of his fierce individualism.

The Last Man in Europe

2 , 103 - 4 . 28 . CEJL , vol . 4 , 25 . 29 . “ Prophecies of Fascism ' , CEJL , vol . 2 ,
30 . 30 . CEJL , vol . 2 , 14 . 31 . CEJL , vol . 4 , 480 . 32 . The Road to Wigan Pier
, p . 21 . 33 R . H . Tawney , op . cit . , p . 120 . 34 . The Road to Wigan Pier , pp .

Author: Alan Sandison



Category: Dystopias in literature

Page: 203

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Morality and the Literary Imagination

There he would begin an intellectual apprenticeship that combined lived
experience and narration and that would culminate in the publication of the
politically charged The Road to Wigan Pier in 1936. 2 An opposite existential,
artistic and ...

Author: Gabriel R. Ricci

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412829089

Category: Philosophy

Page: 187

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In a letter to Boccaccio, Petrarch extolled the virtue of poetry and letters for promoting an understanding of both human nature and morals. The letter was designed to console him after hearing a prediction that he was soon to die and that he ought to renounce poetry. The prophecy came from an elder renowned for his piety, but Petrarch admonished that too often dishonesty and fraud are couched in religious sentiments. Nothing, not even death, according to Petrarch, ought to divert us from literature. For Petrarch, Virgil was the source for understanding how literary studies not only promote eloquence, but enhance morals. If anything, literature dispels the fear of death. The claims of this volume is that it may be the case that the virtuous life can be achieved by those ignorant of letters but a more direct and certain route is guaranteed by a devotion to literature. The collected works in this new volume of the Transaction series Religion and Public Life heeds Petrarch's advice that literature not only orients us to life's developmental stages, it can provide us with a more complete understanding of the human character while artfully advancing morals. To this end, Michelle Darnell's opening chapter entitled "A New Age of Reason" explains how existentialism is an argument for how literature can take on philosophical form, not as formal argument, but as persuasive narrative. Over the objections of even those who study Sartre, Darnell uses Sartre's The Age of Reason as a model and shows how his literary output was a legitimate philosophical inquiry. In addition to the Darnell piece, the volume boasts a series of outstanding and innovative works by scholars in the field. Taken together as a whole, these authors not only illustrate the moral consequences of an original choice, but oblige the reader to explore the ramifications of such a choice in one's own life. Gabriel R. Ricci is professor of humanities and the chair of the Department of History at Elizabethtown College. He is the author of Time Consciousness: The Philosophical Uses of History and the editor of Transaction's much-admired Religion and Public Life series.

Broadcasting in the Modernist Era

2 'How a Nation is Exploited: The British Empire in Burma' 173 Keep the
Aspidistra Flying 177, 189 'Literary Criticism' 176 ... 9 The Road to Wigan Pier
173 'Tolstoy and Shakespeare' 176, 191n.9 Voice 170–2, 177, 182–5, 186, 191n.

Author: Matthew Feldman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472513592

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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The era of literary modernism coincided with a dramatic expansion of broadcast media throughout Europe, which challenged avant-garde writers with new modes of writing and provided them with a global audience for their work. Historicizing these developments and drawing on new sources for research – including the BBC archives and other important collections - Broadcasting in the Modernist Era explores the ways in which canonical writers engaged with the new media of radio and television. Considering the interlinked areas of broadcasting 'culture' and politics' in this period, the book engages the radio writing and broadcasts of such writers as Virginia Woolf, W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, George Orwell, E. M. Forster, J. B. Priestley, Dorothy L. Sayers, David Jones and Jean-Paul Sartre. With chapters by leading international scholars, the volume's empirical-based approach aims to open up new avenues for understandings of radiogenic writing in the mass-media age.

The Road to Wigan Pier

Local authorities ' net revenue expenditure on museums has increased in real
terms since 1980 ( Exhibit 2 ) , even though some large museums have been
transferred from local government , for example with the creation of the National ...

Author: Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso


Category: Art

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Sport in Capitalist Society

2 (Summer, 1982), pp. 20–37. George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier, London,
1937, p. 148. 8 Andrew Leibs, Sports and Games of the Renaissance,
Connecticut, 2004. Jean-Franfois Loudcher, 'The Origins of French Boxing: Bare-
knuckle ...

Author: Tony Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135081980

Category: History

Page: 184

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Why are the Olympic Games the driving force behind a clampdown on civil liberties? What makes sport an unwavering ally of nationalism and militarism? Is sport the new opiate of the masses? These and many other questions are answered in this new radical history of sport by leading historian of sport and society, Professor Tony Collins. Tracing the history of modern sport from its origins in the burgeoning capitalist economy of mid-eighteenth century England to the globalised corporate sport of today, the book argues that, far from the purity of sport being ‘corrupted’ by capitalism, modern sport is as much a product of capitalism as the factory, the stock exchange and the unemployment line. Based on original sources, the book explains how sport has been shaped and moulded by the major political and economic events of the past two centuries, such as the French Revolution, the rise of modern nationalism and imperialism, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War and the imposition of the neo-liberal agenda in the last decades of the twentieth century. It highlights the symbiotic relationship between the media and sport, from the simultaneous emergence of print capitalism and modern sport in Georgian England to the rise of Murdoch’s global satellite television empire in the twenty-first century, and for the first time it explores the alternative, revolutionary models of sport in the early twentieth century. Sport in a Capitalist Society is the first sustained attempt to explain the emergence of modern sport around the world as an integral part of the globalisation of capitalism. It is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the history or sociology of sport, or the social and cultural history of the modern world.