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Time, Work and Leisure - Life Changes in England Since 1700 (Paperback) Loot Price: R325
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Time, Work and Leisure - Life Changes in England Since 1700 (Paperback): Hugh Cunningham
Time, Work and Leisure - Life Changes in England Since 1700 (Paperback): Hugh Cunningham

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Time, Work and Leisure - Life Changes in England Since 1700 (Paperback)

Hugh Cunningham

Series: Studies in Popular Culture

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This book traces the history of the relationship between work and leisure, from the 'leisure preference' of male workers in the eighteenth century, through the increase in working hours in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, to their progressive decline from 1830 to 1970. It examines how trade union action was critical in achieving the decline; how class structured the experience of leisure; how male identity was shaped by both work and leisure; how, in a society that placed high value on work, a 'leisured class' was nevertheless at the apex of political and social power - until it became thought of as 'the idle rich'. Coinciding with the decline in working hours, two further tranches of time were marked out as properly without work: childhood and retirement. Accessible, wide-ranging and occasionally polemical, this book provides the first history of how we have imagined and used time. -- .

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Imprint: Manchester University Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Studies in Popular Culture
Release date: June 2016
First published: 2014
Authors: Hugh Cunningham
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-1-78499-355-9
Barcode: 9781784993559
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
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Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
LSN: 1-78499-355-7

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