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Time, Work and Leisure : Life Changes in England Since 1700

Author: Hugh Cunningham
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: Studies in popular culture (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the major changes in our use of and attitude to time over three centuries. Asks why the 1960s and 1970s expectation that leisure time would increase has failed to come about

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Cunningham
ISBN: 9780719085208 0719085209
OCLC Number: 865158116
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xi, 225 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Time and society in the eighteenth century --
Leisure preference and its critics, 1700-1850 --
Leisure and class, 1750-1850 --
Work time in decline, 1830-1970 --
Men, work and leisure, 1850-1970 --
The leisured class, 1840-1970 --
Towards 'work-life balance' --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in popular culture (Manchester, England)
Other Titles: Life changes in England since 1700
Responsibility: Hugh Cunningham.
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