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  • Work, leisure and unemployment in Western Europe between the wars.

    Author(s) : Jones, S. G.

    Journal article : British Journal of Sports History 1986 Vol.3 No.1 pp.55-80

    Abstract : The article shows that work has impinged upon the meaning and content of working class leisure in various crucial respects. Focusing on inter-war Europe, it draws out the recreational implications of work in capitalist society, with reference to the work process, the hours of work, and sports provision at the place of work. It also considers the impact of unemploymentunemploymentSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    on the established patterns of work and leisure. It is concluded that reduced working time and hence greater leisure may well have mitigated some of the more damaging effects of rationalization, while creative leisure may well have compensated for dull working routines, a point that employers embraced in establishing factory sport.

    Record Number : 19861837810

    Language of text : English

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    Descriptor(s) : Industrial recreationindustrial recreationSubject Category: Activities
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    , unemploymentunemploymentSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    Geographical Location(s) : EuropeeuropeSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Western Europewestern europeSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : EuropeeuropeSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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