Workers at Play: A Social and Economic History of Leisure, 1918-1939

1st Edition

Stephen G. Jones

Routledge
November 27, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 302 Pages
ISBN 9781138326972 - CAT# K392463
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Labour Movement

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Summary

First published in 1986. This book explores developments in the cinema, sport, holidays, gambling, drinking and many more recreational activities, and situates working-class leisure within the determining economic and social context. In particular, the inventiveness of working people ‘at play’ is highlighted.

Drawing on an extensive range of source material, the book has a wide general appeal, and will be useful to those professionally concerned with leisure, as well as teachers and students of social history, and all those interested in the patterns of working-class life in the past.

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