Leisure in Worktown

Snape, Robert ORCID: 0000-0003-4229-0926 (2017) Leisure in Worktown. In: McHugh, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-6357-2979, (ed.) The Changing Nature of Happiness : An In-Depth Study of a Town in North West England 1938–2016. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 87-102. ISBN 978-3-319-65651-9

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The Worktown archive offers a unique insight into the contribution of leisure to well-being as part of the everyday life of the individual and the neighbourhood community. It shows how in a new phase of modernity of the cinema and wireless, people were not passive consumers but retained agency in the construction of their own leisure lives. This chapter provides an outline commentary on inter-war practices and understandings of leisure and compares them to those of the present as digital media create new means of forming on-line communities and social identity through leisure.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Worktown, leisure, community
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Centre for Worktown Studies
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2018 14:50
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 13:27
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-65651-9_6
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1813

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