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The March of Spare Time: The Problem and Promise of Leisure in the Great Depression


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Februar 2005

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Explores how and why leisure became an object of such intense interest, concern, and surveillance during the Great Depression.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction: The Re-creation of Leisure 1. The Problem and Promise 2. Preparing for Spare Time 3. National Recovery of Recreation 4. The March of Culture 5. Shopping for Leisure 6. Motion Pictures and Dance Halls 7. Mate Selection Conclusion: The Leisured World of Tomorrow, Today

Portrait

Susan Currell is Senior Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Sussex.

Pressestimmen

"A groundbreaking book."-Studies in American Culture "Clearly written and tightly argued... The March of Spare Time provides an in-depth analysis of why the leisure question was 'such an intense object of interest, concern, and surveillance by national policy makers, experts, and intellectuals alike in the 1930s.'"-Journal of American History "Susan Currell has written a worthy book that focuses our attention on Depression-era debates among New Deal policy makers over what she identifies as 'the problem of leisure.'"-David Nasaw, American Historical Review
EAN: 9780812238594
ISBN: 0812238591
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2005
Seitenanzahl: 248 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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