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Farmers and Hoplites: Models of Historical Development

Hans Van Wees

in Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143019
eISBN:
9781400846306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter critiques the grand narrative of Hanson's The Other Greeks and argues that it is wrong in important respects. The chapter presents the social and economic changes in the eighth century ... More


The leisured class, 1840–1970

Hugh Cunningham

in Time, work and leisure: Life changes in England since 1700

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719085208
eISBN:
9781781706817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085208.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the paradox that in a society that put a high value on work, those at the top of the social scale were celebrated as a ‘leisured classs’ with important political and social ... More


Lower-middle-class Domestic Leisure in Woman’s Weekly, 1930

Eleanor Reed

in British Women's Writing, 1930 to 1960: Between the Waves

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621822
eISBN:
9781800341302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621822.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Eleanor Reed explores the status of domestic leisure in issues of Woman’s Weekly during 1930 when many middle-class housewives looked to labour-saving technologies to produce status-defining domestic ... More


Explaining the consumption paradox— why aren’t people (more) satisfied?

Mats Alvesson

in The Triumph of Emptiness: Consumption, Higher Education, and Work Organization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199660940
eISBN:
9780191918308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199660940.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

Given an average of 2 per cent economic growth and a doubling of the material standard of living every 30–35 years, one would assume that most people would be more than satisfied by now, experience ... More


Leisure with a Purpose: Women and the Entertaining Practices of the Irish Landed Élite, c.1860–1914

Maeve O’Riordan

in Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381823
eISBN:
9781781382325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381823.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter analyses the important position entertaining, and especially dinner- and house-parties, held in the social calendar of the landed elite in Ireland during the period c.1860-1914. It looks ... More


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