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Leisure, voluntary action and social change in Britain, 1880-1939, Robert Snape

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Leisure, voluntary action and social change in Britain, 1880-1939
Title
Leisure, voluntary action and social change in Britain, 1880-1939
Statement of responsibility
Robert Snape
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the final decades of the nineteenth century modernizing interpretations of leisure became of interest to social policy makers and cultural critics, producing a discourse of leisure and voluntarism that flourished until the Second World War. The free time of British citizens was increasingly seen as a sphere of social citizenship and community-building. Through major social thinkers, including William Morris, Thomas Hill Green, Bernard Bosanquet and John Hobson, leisure and voluntarism were theorized in terms of the good society. In post-First World War social reconstruction these writers remained influential as leisure became a field of social service, directed towards a new society and working through voluntary association in civic societies, settlements, new estate community-centres, village halls and church-based communities. This volume documents the parallel cultural shift from charitable philanthropy to social service and from rational recreation to leisure, teasing out intellectual influences which included social idealism, liberalism and socialism. Leisure, Robert Snape claims, has been a central and under-recognized organizing force in British communities. Leisure, Voluntary Action and Social Change in Britain, 1880-1939 marks a much needed addition to the historiography of leisure and an antidote to the widely misunderstood implications of leisure to social policy today. --
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Snape, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Social change
  • Social change
  • Leisure
  • Voluntarism
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Leisure, voluntary action and social change in Britain, 1880-1939, Robert Snape
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Associational leisure and the formation of community in the mid- nineteenth century -- Evangelicalism and the inner mission : religion, leisure and social service -- Leisure, community and the settlement movement -- Utopian and radical leisure communities -- Leisure in inter-war Britain -- The national council of social service and the new leisure -- Young people, youth organizations and leisure -- Leisure, unemployment and social service -- Work-based leisure communities -- Conclusions -- Select bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn982429568
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 244 pages
Isbn
9781350003019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982429568
Label
Leisure, voluntary action and social change in Britain, 1880-1939, Robert Snape
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Associational leisure and the formation of community in the mid- nineteenth century -- Evangelicalism and the inner mission : religion, leisure and social service -- Leisure, community and the settlement movement -- Utopian and radical leisure communities -- Leisure in inter-war Britain -- The national council of social service and the new leisure -- Young people, youth organizations and leisure -- Leisure, unemployment and social service -- Work-based leisure communities -- Conclusions -- Select bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn982429568
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 244 pages
Isbn
9781350003019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982429568

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