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Conclusion: ‘giving the public what it wants’

Robert James

in Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in Britain, 1930-39: A Round of Cheap Diversions?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080258
eISBN:
9781781702444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080258.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter highlights the popular cultural tastes in the 1930s, which was a particularly contentious period and in which there were a range of controversies about the relationship between class and ... More


Urban Green: Nature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago

Colin Fisher

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619958
eISBN:
9781469619972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619958.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In early twentieth-century America, affluent city-dwellers made a habit of venturing out of doors and vacationing in resorts and national parks. Yet the rich and the privileged were not the only ones ... More


Radical Visions and Consumption: Culture and Leisure Among the Early Twentieth-Century Italian American Left

Marcella Bencivenni

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0007
Subject:
History, Economic History

The chapter identifies the arguments early-twentieth-century Italian socialists and anarchists in the United States elaborated transnationally about the challenges and opportunities the labor ... More


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