Cultural Production among Post-affluent Scottish Working-class Writers.
(2017) Cultural Production among Post-affluent Scottish Working-class Writers., no. 75.
The purpose of this study is to explore the cultural production of post-affluent working class writers in Scotland from a sociological perspective. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with seven participants to produce an original data-set that was analysed to identify major themes. The data highlighted how the literary and sociological imagination can work together to present a deeper understanding of society and culture through the idiom of fiction; an understanding that may otherwise go undetected among much purely sociological texts. This research identified participants as writers in the 'organic intellectual' tradition of Antonio Gramsci. Allocating the writers recognition in terms of what their writing can offer in presenting a deeper understanding of society and culture. The main finding is that authors' exposure to higher education was key to incorporating locality in their literary work.