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Worktowners at Blackpool : Mass-Observation and Popular Leisure in the 1930s - Gary Cross

Worktowners at Blackpool

Mass-Observation and Popular Leisure in the 1930s

Hardcover Published: 4th October 1990
ISBN: 9780415040716
Number Of Pages: 252

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The Mass-Observers (an English research collective formed in 1937), chronicled the behavior of crowds in the steets and pubs, the meaning of sidewalk freakshows and dance hall music, and sexual interactions and social aspirations of these Depression era workers. "Worktowners at Blackpool" is a valuable document of social history, and a unique study of the anthropology of industrial life.

Introduction: Massobservation and Worktowners at Playp. 1
Editor's Notep. 16
p. 17
Workp. 19
[The Order of Time]p. 27
The Holiday Dreamp. 40
p. 53
The Holiday Exodusp. 55
[The Essentials of Holiday Life]p. 63
Witch Doctorp. 75
p. 85
Around the Tower and Out to the Seap. 87
[The People's Playground]p. 98
Fourth Dimensionp. 110
Pennies from Heaven and from Earthp. 117
Theatres and Cinemap. 128
The Fringe of Our Lawp. 136
p. 143
Day Routinep. 145
Childrenp. 153
The Mobp. 159
Dancingp. 172
Sexp. 180
Intersex and the Moral Lawp. 192
p. 203
[Blackpool People]p. 205
Lights in Autumnp. 216
Relics from Holy Blackpoolp. 222
Afterword: Mass-Observation's Blackpool and Some Alternativesp. 229
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9780415040716
ISBN-10: 041504071X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 4th October 1990
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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