By Peter Borsay
A background of Leisure
- explores a number pursuits, from festive tradition and song to tourism and sport
- emphasises a conceptual and demanding procedure, instead of an easy narrative history
- covers a variety of subject matters together with economic climate, country, classification, identities, position, area and time
- treats the constituent elements of the British Isles as a fluid and dynamic amalgam of neighborhood and nationwide cultures and polities.
Authoritative and interesting, this article demanding situations traditional perspectives at the historical past of relaxation and indicates new techniques to the topic. Borsay attracts upon the insights supplied via numerous disciplines along that of historical past - anthropology, the humanities, geography and sociology - to provide a vital advisor to this attention-grabbing quarter of study.
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