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Society is often talked about as a ladder from which you can climb from bottom to top The walls are less talked about This book is about how people try to get over them whether they manage to or notIn autumn 1992 growing up on a vast Birmingham estate the sixteen year old Lynsey Hanley went to sixth form college She knew that it would change her life but was entirely unprepared for the price she would h While reading Respectable I couldn t help contemplating how I would write my own version as I ve sometimes considered doing Like Hanley I spend uite a lot of tim

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Ave to pay to leave behind her working class world and become middle classClass remains resolutely with us as strongly as it did fifty years ago and with it the idea of aspiration of social mobility which received wisdom tells us is an uneuivocally positive phenomenon for individuals and for society as a whole Yet for the many millions who experience it changing class is like emigrating from one side of From BBC radio 4 Book of the WeekJournalist Lynsey Hanley s personal exploration of the experience of class in Britain over the past four decades25 I can draw an outline

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The world to another a lonely anxious psychologically disruptive process of uprooting which leaves people divided between the place they left and the place they have to inhabit in order to get on In this empathic wry and passionate exploration of class in Britain today Lynsey Hanley looks at how people are kept apart and keep themselves apart and the costs involved in the journey from 'there' to 'here' A very readable combination of the author s autobiographical reminiscences of growing up as respectable working class on a Birmingham council estate with academic analys


10 thoughts on “Respectable

  1. says:

    I was predisposed to regard Lynsey Hanley’s book favourably having very much enjoyed her previous work Estates and finding that we had a similar background albeit separated by a decade or so While Hanley was raised on the Chelmsley Wood council estate in Solihull I was fortunate enough to grow up in the slightly salubrious Shirley my parents were both born into poverty but benefited from postwar employment levels so t

  2. says:

    While reading ‘Respectable’ I couldn’t help contemplating how I would write my own version as I’ve sometimes considered doing Like Hanley I spend uite a lot of time thinking about the British class system and its influence on

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    BOTWhttpwwwbbccoukprogrammesb0785nl9Description Journalist Lynsey Hanley's personal exploration of the experience of class in Britain over the past four decadesChanging class is like emigrating from one side of the world to the other where you have to rescind your old passport learn a new language and make gargantuan efforts if you are not to completely lose touch with the people and habits of your old life even if they are the re

  4. says:

    Very readable and therefore I got through it faster than I expected but also I found a lot in common in terms of life experiences background and trajectory so it was gripping and deeply thought provoking I've always had the sense of running away from my upbringing to a better life of my own making and in recent years been aware of t

  5. says:

    From BBC radio 4 Book of the WeekJournalist Lynsey Hanley's personal exploration of the experience of class in Britain over the past four decades25 I can draw an outline of the landscape that shaped us with words such as Nice biscuits pornography underpasses 2p bus fares Hanley's childhood spanned the 1980s; when she discovered ear

  6. says:

    The premise of this book is a very interesting one and it's very definitely a book that makes you think I'm not sure whether it's abo

  7. says:

    A very readable combination of the author's autobiographical reminiscences of growing up as 'respectable' working class on a Birmingham council estate with academic analysis of class divisions in British societyIt's a pity it was published too early to include any analysis of the Brexit vote

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    BBC Radio 4 Book of the Book interesting historical and locality reminiscences well written

  9. says:

    SuperbA moving touching and funny account of social mobility Hugely thought provoking; a great read I could not put it down

  10. says:

    “Our culture contains many silent symbols powerful than money It contains keys that can’t be bought which gain access to rooms whose existence you can barely imagine unless you get to enter them Social and cult

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