Uses of Literacy Notes

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Uses of Literacy Notes 10/02/2011 11:54:00 A. ‘Them’ : Self Respect - most groups gain some strength from their exclusiveness… from a sense of  people outside who are not ‘us’ - how does this express itself in the working class? - this strength arises partly from a feeling tht the world outside is strange and  often unhelpful - ‘Them’   the people at the top, the higher-ups, the people who tell you what to  do - working class people have had years of experience of waiting at labor- exchanges, at the panel doctors, and at hospitals…they get something of their own  back by always blaming the experts, with or without justification, if something goes  wrong - they suspect that public services are not so readily and effectively given to thm  as to the people who can telephone or send a stiff letter - they have to make the most of the allowances, since the working class people  involved are aware of almost nothing but the vast apparatus of authority whch has 
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course COMM 211 taught by Professor Traubaut during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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