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The Resource The roadhouse comes to Britain : drinking, driving and dancing, 1925-1955, David W. Gutzke and Michael John Law, (electronic resource)

The roadhouse comes to Britain : drinking, driving and dancing, 1925-1955, David W. Gutzke and Michael John Law, (electronic resource)

Label
The roadhouse comes to Britain : drinking, driving and dancing, 1925-1955
Title
The roadhouse comes to Britain
Title remainder
drinking, driving and dancing, 1925-1955
Statement of responsibility
David W. Gutzke and Michael John Law
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first book to examine the cultural phenomenon of the roadhouse in mid 20th-century Britain and its impact on British leisure. The term 'roadhouse' was used in varied ways in the 1930s, from small roadside tearooms to enormous establishments on the outskirts of major cities. These roadhouses were an important component in the transformation of leisure in the 1930s and beyond, reflecting the increased levels of social and physical mobility brought about by new technologies, suburbanisation and the influence of American culture. Roadhouses attracted wealthy Londoners excited by the prospect of a high-speed run into the countryside. During the day, they offered family activities such as tennis, archery, horse riding and swimming. At night, they provided all the fun of the West End with dancing, classy restaurants, cabaret, swimsuit parades and dance demonstrations, subverting the licensing laws to provide all-night drinking. Rumours abounded of prostitution and transgressive behaviour in the car park. Roadhouses formed part of an imaginary America in suburban Britain that was promoted by the popularity of American movies, music and fiction, providing a pastiche of the American country club. While much work has been done on the Soho nightclubs of the 1930s, the roadhouse has been largely ignored. Michael John Law and David Gutzke fill this gap in the literature by providing a comprehensive analysis of the roadhouse's cultural meaning, demonstrating how Americanisation was interpreted for British consumers. This original and engaging study will be fascinating reading for all scholars of 20th-century British cultural history.--
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Provided by publisher
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1949-
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Gutzke, David W.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Law, Michael John
Series statement
Bloomsbury eBooks.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Automobile travel
  • Dance
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Leisure
  • Roadhouses
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The roadhouse comes to Britain : drinking, driving and dancing, 1925-1955, David W. Gutzke and Michael John Law, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781474294522?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gaudy Shacks and Palaces -- Transatlantic Transgressions -- Driving to the Roadhouse -- Negotiating Class -- Americanization and Modernity -- The Roadhouse in the Public Imagination -- Death of the Roadhouse? -- Appendix: Catalogue of Interwar British Roadhouses
Control code
bpp09260709
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781474294522
Isbn Type
(online)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958932477
Label
The roadhouse comes to Britain : drinking, driving and dancing, 1925-1955, David W. Gutzke and Michael John Law, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781474294522?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gaudy Shacks and Palaces -- Transatlantic Transgressions -- Driving to the Roadhouse -- Negotiating Class -- Americanization and Modernity -- The Roadhouse in the Public Imagination -- Death of the Roadhouse? -- Appendix: Catalogue of Interwar British Roadhouses
Control code
bpp09260709
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781474294522
Isbn Type
(online)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958932477

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