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Ideologies and Forms of Leisure and Recreation in Victorian Manchester


Beata Kiersnowska

This book analyses certain ideologies which governed the middle class’ hegemonic approach to leisure in Victorian Manchester. The study presents different forms of leisure, recreation and entertainment in the city. The author also examines the reasons for the support and financial involvement of Manchester bourgeoisie and its municipal authorities in their development. The analysis covers a wide range of cultural practices and activities, such as institutions and activities promoting intellectual and moral development, family recreation and entertainment, as well as activities and facilities improving health, physical and moral condition of the Mancunians, and sport.

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Art Gal. Com. Rep Report of the Art Gallery Committee

City Art Gal. Curat. Rep. Report of the Curator of the City Art Gallery

let. to Art Gal. Com. letter to the Art Gallery Committee

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