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Ideologies and forms of leisure and recreation in Victorian Manchester

Author: Beata Kiersnowska
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang Edition, [2017]
Series: Studies in linguistics, anglophone literatures and cultures, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book examines the reasons for the support and involvement of Manchester bourgeoisie and its municipal authorities in the development of leisure, recreation and entertainment in the Victorian period. The author identifies certain ideologies which governed the middle class' hegemonic approach to leisure in the city.
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Kiersnowska, Beata.
Ideologies and forms of leisure and recreation in Victorian Manchester.
Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang Edition, [2017]
(OCoLC)990106842
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Beata Kiersnowska
ISBN: 3631725604 9783631725603
OCLC Number: 1004551211
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover ; Contents; List of abbreviations; List illustrations; Introduction; Chapter 1: Manchester --
the first modern city of commerce and industry; 1.1: Early industrialisation in the Manchester area; 1.2: The myth of Cottonopolis; 1.3: Radical Manchester; 1.4: Manchester in literature and travel accounts; 1.5: The rise of a metropolis; 1.6: 'Manchester men' and their true character; Chapter 2: Manchester --
the cultural and leisure capital of the North; 2.1: Elite cultural institutions; 2.2: Commercial leisure amenities; Chapter 3: Rational and moral recreations as instruments of cultural hegemony. 3.1: Social and cultural risks of urbanisation; 3.2: The rationale for rational recreation; 3.3: Educational recreations for social citizenship; 3.4: Family at leisure and the cult of domesticity; 3.5: Censoring pleasures; Chapter 4: Health of the nation: outdoor recreations and sport; 4.1: The health of the nation; 4.2: 'Lungs of the city': public parks and playgrounds; 4.3: Holidaymaking: country walks and seaside trips; 4.4: Building manliness and muscularity; 4.5: Sport in building communal identity and loyalty; Conclusions; Bibliography.
Series Title: Studies in linguistics, anglophone literatures and cultures, v. 7.
Responsibility: Beata Kiersnowska.

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