The march of spare time : the problem and promise of leisure in the Great Depression / Susan Currell.
By: Currell, Susan.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (235 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780812201710 (electronic bk.); 081220171X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Leisure -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Depressions -- 1929 -- United States | United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945Additional physical formats: Print version:: March of spare time.DDC classification: 790.1/0973/09043 LOC classification: GV53 | .C79 2005 (Onlin)Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -221) and index.
The re-creation of leisure -- The problem and promise -- Preparing for spare time -- National recovery of recreation -- The march of culture -- Shopping for leisure -- Motion pictures and dance halls -- Mate selection -- The leisured world of tomorrow, today.
"In The March of Spare Time, Susan Currell explores how and why leisure became an object of such intense interest, concern, and surveillance during the Great Depression. As Americans experienced record high levels of unemployment, leisure was thought by reformers, policy makers, social scientists, medical doctors, labor unions, and even artists to be both a cause of and a solution to society's most entrenched ills. Of all the problems that faced America in the 1930s, only leisure seemed to offer a panacea for the rest." "Currell offers the first full-scale account of the fears and hopes surrounding leisure in the 1930s, one that will be an important addition to the cultural history of the period."--Jacket.
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