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The Resource Education, travel and the 'civilisation' of the Victorian working classes, Michele M. Strong, (electronic book)

Education, travel and the 'civilisation' of the Victorian working classes, Michele M. Strong, (electronic book)

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Education, travel and the 'civilisation' of the Victorian working classes
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Education, travel and the 'civilisation' of the Victorian working classes
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Michele M. Strong
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Language
eng
Summary
Examining four major institutions, Michele Strong considers the experiences of working men and women, particularly artisans, but also young apprentices and clerks, who travelled abroad as participants in an educational reform movement spearheaded by middle-class liberals.
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UK-WkNB
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Strong, Michele M
Dewey number
371.384094109034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Working class
  • Travel
  • Great Britain
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In the second half of the nineteenth century, middle-class liberal reformers attempted to ameliorate class tensions, prepare the working classes for citizenship, and improve British industry by reforming working-class secondary and adult education. One feature of their movement was the promotion of working-class travel in Europe and the Empire. In Education, Travel and the 'Civilisation' of the Victorian Working Classes, Michele Strong considers the experiences of working men and women, particularly artisans, but also young apprentices and clerks, who travelled abroad as participants in this reform movement, focusing particularly on the ways in which four overlapping institutions during the Victorian era drew workers into international travel: Thomas Cook and Son (a travel agency); The Working Men's Club and Institute Union (a national organization of clubs intended for rational recreation and cross-class interaction); the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Commerce, and Manufacturers (a quasi-governmental organization); and the London Regent Street Polytechnic (a social and educational institute for young wage earners). Canvassing a broad array of working class and middle class voices culled from diaries, letters, autobiographies, and published reports, Strong argues that working-class educational travel became a battleground for competing notions of citizenship, class, gender, and national identities
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Education, travel and the 'civilisation' of the Victorian working classes, Michele M. Strong, (electronic book)
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Contents
Introduction: Grand Tours and Workers' Tours: Rethinking Victorian Travel and Education 1. 'A True Agent of Civilisation': Travel and the 'Educational Idea' 2. Turning the 'Educational Idea' on its Head: The Lib/Lab Alliance and the Organization of the 1867 Working Men's Exhibition Tours 3. 'The Lessons of Paris': The 1867 Working Men's Exhibition Tours and the Artisan Imagination 4. 'High Attainments': The Artisan Exhibition Tours and the Campaign for Technical Education, 1867-1889 5. Class Trips and the Meaning of British Citizenship: The Regent Street Polytechnic at Home and Abroad, 1871-1903 6. Conclusion: Goody, Gordon, and Shilpa Shetty 'Poppadom': The Politics of Study Abroad from the New Liberalism to New Labour
Control code
9781137338082
Extent
256 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781349463930
Other physical details
7 b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Education, travel and the 'civilisation' of the Victorian working classes, Michele M. Strong, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
Introduction: Grand Tours and Workers' Tours: Rethinking Victorian Travel and Education 1. 'A True Agent of Civilisation': Travel and the 'Educational Idea' 2. Turning the 'Educational Idea' on its Head: The Lib/Lab Alliance and the Organization of the 1867 Working Men's Exhibition Tours 3. 'The Lessons of Paris': The 1867 Working Men's Exhibition Tours and the Artisan Imagination 4. 'High Attainments': The Artisan Exhibition Tours and the Campaign for Technical Education, 1867-1889 5. Class Trips and the Meaning of British Citizenship: The Regent Street Polytechnic at Home and Abroad, 1871-1903 6. Conclusion: Goody, Gordon, and Shilpa Shetty 'Poppadom': The Politics of Study Abroad from the New Liberalism to New Labour
Control code
9781137338082
Extent
256 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781349463930
Other physical details
7 b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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