A History of Leisure: The British Experience since 1500 (Hardback)Peter Borsay (author)
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A History of Leisure
- explores a range of pastimes, from festive culture and music to tourism and sport
- emphasises a conceptual and critical approach, rather than a simple narrative history
- covers a range of themes including economy, state, class, identities, place, space and time
- treats the constituent parts of the British Isles as a fluid and dynamic amalgam of local and national cultures and polities.
Authoritative and engaging, this text challenges conventional views on the history of leisure and suggests new approaches to the subject. Borsay draws upon the insights provided by a variety of disciplines alongside that of history - anthropology, the arts, geography and sociology - to offer an essential guide to this fascinating area of study.
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 566 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm