Laboring to play : home entertainment and the spectacle of middle-class cultural life, 1850-1920 /
by Dawson, Melanie.Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2005Description: x, 257 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0817314490 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Middle class -- History -- Recreation -- 19th century. -- United States | Leisure -- History -- 19th century. -- United States | United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th centuryOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Table of contents only
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Epoka University Library
|GV 53 .D39 2005 (Browse shelf)||Available|
Includes bibliographical references (p. -247) and index.
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.