Television, Deregulation and the Reshaping of Leisure

Philip Drake, Richard Haynes

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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?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe New Politics of Leisure and Pleasure
    EditorsPeter Bramham, Stephen Wagg
    Place of PublicationBasingstoke
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages296
    ISBN (Print)9780230216846
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010


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