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Laboring to Play [electronic resource]: Home Entertainment and the Spectacle of Middle-Class Cultural Life, 1850-1920

Melanie Dawson
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2005.
Language
English
ISBN
0817314490 (cloth : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Labor, leisure, and the scope of ungenteel play
  • Dramatic regression : the borrowed pleasures and privileges of youth
  • The social body and the severed head : the cultural work of grotesque play
  • Skills rewarded : women's lives transformed through entertainment
  • Staging disaster : turn-of-the-century entertainment scenes and the failure of personal transformation
  • Old games, new narratives, and the specter of a generational divide
  • Imagined unity : entertainment's communal spectacles and shared histories.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-247) and index.
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