For Fun and Profit: The Transformation of Leisure into Consumption

by Richard Butsch (Editor)

Hardcover, 1990

Genres

Publication

Temple University Press (1990), 288 pages

Description

During the nineteenth century, leisure industries emerged to provide recreation and entertainment to Americans of all classes. Entertainment has become a multi-billion dollar industry. The essays collected here explore the transformation this wrought in leisure and analyze its effects on class relations in American society.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

288 p.; 6.5 inches

ISBN

0877226768 / 9780877226765
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