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Sport, Leisure, And Culture In Twentieth Century Britain
by Jeffrey Hill
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. Among the topics explored are the development of spectator sports, the attractions of the cinema, the role of the press, radio and television, and the significance of sport and leisure clubs. The ...more
Hardcover, 241 pages
Published April 20th 2002 by Palgrave MacMillan
(first published January 28th 2002)
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Scholarly and revealing: this book gets beyond a disturbing academic sense that sport is somehow distinct from leisure to unpack the social and cultural bases and forms of twentieth century British sport. Hill's eye for and grasp of the subtle cultural significances of various forms of sport and leisure, of the shifting class and gender dynamics associated with both leisure and sport (in different ways), and the political, policy and infrastructural bases of sport & leisure makes tis a major ...more