1st Edition

Leisure and Class in Victorian England Rational recreation and the contest for control, 1830-1885

By Peter Bailey Copyright 1978
    284 Pages
    by Routledge

    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 2006. Part of the Studies in Social History series, this volume looks at leisure and class in Victorian England, 1830-85, including topics of popular recreation, middle class and working class differences and rational recreation for the masses and the case of Victorian Music Halls in the entertainment industry.

    Introduction; Chapter 1 Popular Recreation in the Early Victorian Town; Chapter 2 Rational Recreation: Voices of Improvement; Chapter 3 The New Leisure World of the Mid-Victorians: the Expansion of Middle-class Recreation, its Practice and Problems; Chapter 4 Dispensing Recreation to the Masses in the New Leisure World; Chapter 5 Rational Recreation in Operation: the Working Men's Club Movement; Chapter 6 Rational Recreation and the New Athleticism; Chapter 7 Rational Recreation and the Entertainment Industry: the Case of the Victorian Music Halls; conclusion Conclusions;


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