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Public Opinion Polling in Mid-Century British Literature

The Psychographic Turn

Megan Faragher

Oxford Mid-Century Studies Series

  • Provides a cultural genealogy of public opinion polling in canonical and non-canonical literary works from the 1920s to the 1940s
  • Demonstrates the propensity for sociologically inflected literature to flatten distinctions between high and low cultures by including experimental fiction, science fiction, detective fiction, and war fiction
  • Presents the first history of polling as a cultural phenomenon as well as an institutionalized practice, which builds on growing interest in the complex relationship between modernism and institutionalism
  • Adds to scholarly discussions of aesthetic transformation in the interwar period by introducing group psychology as a dominant cultural influence
  • Integrates archival research from Home Intelligence Reports, Mass Observation Surveys, Wartime Social Survey Research, and BBC Listener Research Reports
  • Provides interdisciplinary avenues for understanding changing cultural representations of psychological interiority that extend beyond literary modernism

$90.00

Hardcover

Published: 09 November 2021

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780192898975


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Ebook


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Bookseller Code (06)

$90.00

Hardcover

Published: 09 November 2021

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780192898975


Also Available As:

Ebook


Also Available In:


Bookseller Code (06)

Public Opinion Polling in Mid-Century British Literature

The Psychographic Turn

Megan Faragher

Oxford Mid-Century Studies Series

  • Provides a cultural genealogy of public opinion polling in canonical and non-canonical literary works from the 1920s to the 1940s
  • Demonstrates the propensity for sociologically inflected literature to flatten distinctions between high and low cultures by including experimental fiction, science fiction, detective fiction, and war fiction
  • Presents the first history of polling as a cultural phenomenon as well as an institutionalized practice, which builds on growing interest in the complex relationship between modernism and institutionalism
  • Adds to scholarly discussions of aesthetic transformation in the interwar period by introducing group psychology as a dominant cultural influence
  • Integrates archival research from Home Intelligence Reports, Mass Observation Surveys, Wartime Social Survey Research, and BBC Listener Research Reports
  • Provides interdisciplinary avenues for understanding changing cultural representations of psychological interiority that extend beyond literary modernism

$90.00

Hardcover

Published: 09 November 2021

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780192898975


Also Available As:

Ebook


Also Available In:


Bookseller Code (06)