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Leisure in the Industrial Revolution : c. 1780-c. 1880, Paperback / softback Book

Leisure in the Industrial Revolution : c. 1780-c. 1880 Paperback / softback

Part of the Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World series

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First published in 1980. This book is a study of what different classes of society understood by leisure and how they enjoyed it.

It argues that many of the assumptions which have underlain the history of leisure are misleading, and in particular the notions that there was a vacuum in popular leisure in the early Industrial Revolution; that with industrialisation there was sharp discontinuity with the past; that cultural forms diffuse themselves only down the social scale, and that leisure helped ease class distinctions.

An alternative interpretation is suggested in which popular culture can be seen as an active agent as well as a victim.

This title will be of interest to students of history.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781138638662

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