Television, deregulation and the reshaping of leisure

Drake, Philip and Haynes, Richard (2010) Television, deregulation and the reshaping of leisure. In: The new politics of leisure and pleasure. Bramham, Peter and Wagg, Stephen, eds. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230216839.

Abstract

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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
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts
Item ID: 11266
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Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 16:01
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:27
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/11266

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