Seminar 2: Leisure
P Bailey, ‘A Mingling mass of perfectly legitimate pleasures: the Victorian middle class and the pursuit of the leisure’, Victorian Studies, 1977
H Cunningham, Leisure in the Industrial Revolution 1780-1880, esp chs 1 and 5
Mike Huggins, 'More sinful pleasures? Leisure, respectability and the male middle classes in Victorian England', Journal of Social History, 2000
Catriona Parratt, 'Making Leisure work: women's rational recreation in late Victorian and Edwardian England', Journal of Sport History, 1999
J K Walton, The English seaside resort: a social history, 1750-1914
· Was there an attempt to introduce ‘safe, respectable or improving alternative activities’?
· Does working-class leisure and recreation express a class identity and culture under attack from the repressive and manipulative forces of middle class authority?
· Investigate the ‘commercialisation’ of leisure.
· Was there a sexual division of leisure pursuits?
· What was the balance between large-scale, organised and informal, family based recreations - ie public versus private?
· How does elite leisure activity differ from working class pursuits?
· How did the growth of ‘resort’ towns (eg seaside resorts and spa towns) change patterns of leisure in the 19th century
P. Bailey, Leisure and class in Victorian England: rational recreation and the quest for control
P Borsay, ‘Health & Leisure Resorts, 1700-1840’ in P Clark (ed.), Cambridge Urban History of Britain, vol. 2
A Davis, Leisure, gender and poverty: working class culture in Salford and Manchester, 1900-1939
A Durie, ‘Medicine, health and economic development: promoting spa and seaside resorts in Scotland’, Medical History, 2003
Sue Farrant 'London by the sea: resort development on the south coast of England, 1880-1939', Journal of Contemporary History, 1987
A B Granville, Spas of England (1841)
P Hembry, British Spas from 1815 to the present
J Lowerson and J Myescough, Time to spare in Victorian England
R Malcomson, Popular recreation in English Society, 1700-1850
Douglas Reid, 'Weddings, weekdays, work and leisure in urban England', Past & Present, 1996
J A R Pimlott, The Englishman’s Holiday
F M L Thompson, Cambridge Social History of Britain, 1750-1950, vol 2, ch. 6
J Walvin, Leisure and Society 1850-1950
J Walvin, Beside the Seaside
J Walvin and J D Walton (eds), Leisure in Britain, 1780-1939
E Yeo and S Yeo, Popular culture and class conflict, 1500-1914: an exploration in the history of labour and leisure, esp. chs 5 and 6
W J Baker, ‘The making of a working class football culture in Victorian England’, Journal of Social History, 1979
D Birley, Land of sport and glory: sport and British society 1887-1910
P Brailsford, British sport: a social history
H Cunningham, Leisure in the industrial revolution, 1780-1880, ch. 4
E Dunning and K Sheard, Barbarians, gentlemen and players: a sociological study of the development of rugby football
R Holt, Sport and the British: a modern history
J Lowerson, Sport and the English Middle Classes
K E McCrone, Sport and the physical emancipation of English women
J A Mangan, The cultural bond: sport, empire and society
A Mason, Association football and English society, 1863-1915
K A P Sandiford, Cricket and the Victorians