Disreputable Pleasures by Mike Huggins
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Disreputable Pleasures
By Mike Huggins

Disreputable Pleasures

Less Virtuous Victorians at Play

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Disreputable Pleasures by Mike Huggins

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Many historians have claimed that respectability was the sharpest line of social division in Victorian society, even that the line between the 'respectable' and 'unrespectable' was more significant than between rich and poor. This irreverent and revisionist collection argues that they have over-polarised Victorian attitudes and challenges the conventional view that middle-class Victorian leisure had a respectable and serious purpose and approach. Disreputable Pleasures explores the more sinful and unrespectable Victorian male sporting pleasures, demonstrating the complex interrelationships between such value as manliness, muscularity and machismo, or sensuality, virility and hedonism. It sheds light on the ways in which the public rhetoric of Victorian respectability could be rendered problematic by the practical pursuit of private pleasures. It shows that Victorian leisure was much more contested cultural space than has been recognised, a battleground whose contestants ranged from the rational recreationalist to the avowedly hedonistic, and from the sacred to the profane. Disreputable Pleasures poses a powerful challenge to the accepted public image of Victorian society and will greatly add to our present understanding of Victorian Britain.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415345989
ISBN-10: 0415345987
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Disreputable Pleasures by Mike Huggins Disreputable Pleasures, Hardback (August 2004)

Challenging the respectable image of Victorian society, this collection explores the sinful side of middle-class Victorian leisure, highlighting the problematic relationship between public respectability and private pleasure.

Flat Racing and British Society, 1790-1914 by Mike Huggins Flat Racing and British Society, 1790-1914, Paperback (November 1999)

This volume studies the formative period of racing between 1790 and 1914.

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Author Biography - Mike Huggins

Mike Huggins is former head of postgraduate teacher training at Lancaster University, now retired. Now a sports history writer and researcher, he lectures at St. Martin's College, Lancaster. He is also the author of Flat Racing and British Society, 1790-1914: A Social and Economic History, which won the prestigious North American Society for Sports History Prize for sports history book of the year in 2001. J.A. Mangan is former Director of the International Research Centre for Sport, Socialisation and Society at the University of Strathclyde, UK. He was founding Chairman of the British Society of Sports History and founding editor of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

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