Clever Girls pp 115-123 | Cite as

Common Ground

  • Nell FarrellEmail author


My dad was influential in shaping my sense of my own ‘cleverness’ and his story is an integral part of my own class identity. This chapter explores the inter-generational transmission of a class sensibility, examining along the way where reading and football and gender fit into formations of class, place and community. Books and authors such as Richard Hoggart and Lynsey Hanley accompany me on the journey.


Books Football Father-daughter relationships Dislocation Belonging 


  1. Farrell, N. (2018). Derrida’s Monkey. Glasgow: Pindrop PressGoogle Scholar
  2. Hanley, L. (2016). Respectable: The Experience of Class. London: Penguin Books.Google Scholar
  3. Hoggart, R. (1957). The Uses of Literacy. London: Penguin Books.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SheffieldUK

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