First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Table of ContentsPreface Introduction Part I: A Time and a Place for Leisure The Industrial Environment Time and Inclination Ability to Pay Conclusions Part II: The Industrialization of Popular Culture The Traditional Festival The Working-Class Parish Fair Conflicts and Resolutions The
Segregation of Festival Culture Conclusions Part III: The Lubricant of Leisure Patterns of Consumption Workplace Drinking Drink and the Family Drink and the Labour Movement Conclusions Part IV: From the Street to the Stage Street Entertainment The Taming of Popular Entertainment
Tingel-Tangels and Music Halls The Dance Craze Conclusions Part V: The Organization of Leisure Preconditions of Organization Beginnings of Associational Life An Alternative Associational Movement Club Life Conclusions Part VI: The Struggle for Control The Social Question and Rational
Recreation Useful Pursuits Lungs of the City Conclusions Part VII: From Control to Commercialization Entertaining the Masses The Rise of the Cinema Commercial Culture versus Working-Class Culture The Triumph of Commercial Culture? Conclusions Part VIII: Conclusions Bibliography; Index