Worktowners at Blackpool
Mass-observation and Popular Leisure in the 1930's
By (author) Gary S. Cross
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Worktowners at Blackpool by Gary S. Cross
Book DescriptionGary Cross publishes the findings of this largely forgotten study by the Mass-Observers who followed the annual pilgrimage of labourers to Blackpool, hoping to discover what attracted workers to this centre of Victorian culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415040716
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Oct-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Playful Crowd, Hardback (September 2005)
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Cute and the Cool, Hardback (March 2004)
The cute child -- spunky, yet dependent, naughty but nice -- is largely a 20th-century invention. In this book, Gary Cross examines how that look emerged in American popular culture and how the cute turned into the cool, seemingly its opposite, in stories and games.
All-Consuming Century, Paperback (March 2002)» View all books by Gary S. Cross
An All-Consuming Century is a rich history of how market goods came to dominate American life over the hundred years between 1900 and 2000 and why for the first time in history there are no practical limits to consumerism.
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