Television, Deregulation and the Reshaping of Leisure

Drake, Philip and Haynes, Richard (2010) Television, Deregulation and the Reshaping of Leisure. In: Bramham, Peter and Wagg, Stephen (eds). The New Politics of Leisure and Pleasure. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 63-81. ISBN 9780230216846

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Abstract

This book explores the new politics of leisure and pleasure in relation to a range of popular activities. Current generations in Western societies are essentially recipients of the changes that the Sixties – fabled decade of sex, drugs and rock n' roll - left behind. In their leisure lives – whether drinking, reading, surfing the net, taking drugs, going to a comedy gig, watching TV, taking a holiday, downloading music, supporting a football club, having a bet, having sex or simply roaming the countryside – people seem to enjoy unprecedented freedoms. But what are these freedoms? How are they exercised? And to what extent have traditional controls been relinquished?

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Media
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 10:03
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/5785

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