Sport, Leisure and Culture in Twentieth-Century Britain

Sport, Leisure and Culture in Twentieth-Century Britain

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  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780333726860
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基本説明

From the perspective of the commercial, voluntary and state 'sectors' of sport and leisure provision, this book examines a number of aspects of the social history of recreation.

Full Description


In Sport, Leisure and Culture in Twentieth-Century Britain, Jeffrey Hill examines the social history of recreation, including: the development of spectator sports; the attractions of the cinema; tourism; the role of the media; the significance of clubs and societies. Commercial, voluntary and state "sectors" of sport and leisure provision are all included, and relationships of social class, gender and ethnicity in sport and leisure are given prominence in an analysis which spans the whole century.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   x
Introduction: `Free Time' in the Twentieth 1 (22)
Century
Defining Terms: `Leisure' 5 (5)
Defining Terms: `Sport' and `Culture' 10 (3)
The Twentieth Century 13 (1)
Sport, Identity and Britain 13 (6)
Key Reading 19 (4)
PART 1 COMMERCIAL SPORT AND LEISURE
The `Peculiar Economics' of the People's Games 23 (20)
Association Football: Profit Maximization? 24 (9)
Commercialism in Other Sports 33 (5)
Gambling 38 (1)
Conclusion 39 (2)
Key Reading 41 (2)
Sport and the Media 43 (16)
The Newspaper Press 44 (3)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 47 (6)
Sport and Popular Literature 53 (4)
Conclusion 57 (1)
Key Reading 57 (2)
Going to the Pictures: America and the Cinema 59 (17)
The Social Habit of the Age 59 (4)
Censorship: Framing the Image 63 (4)
War and Decline 67 (5)
Conclusion: The Influence of Cinema 72 (2)
Key Reading 74 (2)
`Getting Away From it All': The Holiday Spirit 76 (19)
Origins: Elite Travel 77 (2)
Mass Holiday-Making, Social Class and the 79 (6)
Lure of the Mediterranean
Holidays as Cultural Text 85 (5)
Conclusion: Holidays and Historians 90 (1)
Key Reading 91 (4)
PART 2 LEISURE, THE HOME AND VOLUNTARY ACTIVITY
Leisure, the Home, Radio and Television 95 (19)
Listening to the Radio 97 (5)
Watching the `Telly' 102(4)
`Active' or `Passive' Viewers? 106(5)
Conclusion 111(1)
Key Reading 112(2)
Youth, Age and the Problem of Leisure 114(16)
Young People and Leisure 114(7)
Young Women and Leisure 121(5)
Bringing Older People into Leisure 126(1)
Conclusion 127(1)
Key Reading 128(2)
The Club Principle 130(19)
Clubs, Communities and Leisure 131(9)
Clubs, Class and Status: The Amateur Ethos 140(4)
Conclusion: Clubs and Historians 144(1)
Key Reading 145(4)
PART 3 PUBLIC POLICY: THE ROLE OF THE STATE
State and Politics in Sport and Leisure 149(16)
The State 150(1)
Sport, Leisure and the State: the Victorian 151(3)
Legacy
Sport, Leisure and `Modernization' 154(4)
Sport and Politics: South Africa, Moscow 158(4)
and Hooligans
Conclusion 162(1)
Key Reading 163(2)
From `Rational Recreation' to `Sport for 165(14)
All': The Place of the Municipality in Sport
and Leisure
Leisure and Civic Culture: The `Golden Age' 166(5)
The Decline of the Municipality 171(5)
Conclusion 176(1)
Key Reading 177(2)
Conclusion: Describing Cyrano's Nose 179(9)
The `Sectors' Revisited 180(2)
Grand Narratives and Social Control 182(5)
Key Reading 187(1)
Notes 188(32)
Further Reading 220(12)
Index 232