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Time, Work and Leisure: Life Changes in England Since 1700 (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.

About the Author

Hugh Cunningham is Emeritus Professor of Social History at the University of Kent, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Time and Society in the Eighteenth Century

2. Leisure Preference and Its Critics, 1700-1850

3. Leisure and Class, 1750-1850

4. Work Time in Decline, 1830-1970

5. Men, Work and Leisure, 1850-1970

6. The Leisured Class, 1840-1970

7. Towards 'Work-Life Balance'

Conclusion

Select Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780719085208
Author:
Cunningham, Hugh
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Men's studies
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
World History-England General
Copyright:
Series:
Studies in Popular Culture
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.175 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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