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Review of Women's Leisure in England 1920-1960

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-164
JournalJournal of Design History
Journal publication date1 Jun 2001
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2001


Manchester University Press published this book as part of its excellent Studies in Popular Culture series. It is well placed: other titles in the series address smoking, drinking, cars, sex, seaside holidays, film and spiritualism. Several of the titles focus specifically on the British experience and, as such, can be read individually or together to provide an enriching portrait of the cultural history of this country. The series editor, Jeffrey Richards, points out that the roots of the series lie in the interdisciplinary fusion of social history and cultural studies to 'explore the ways in which a culture is imagined, represented and received'. Claire Langhamer's contribution has as its stated audience social, cultural and gender historians and those in the fields of sociology, cultural studies, women's studies and leisure studies. This book successfully caters for such a diverse audience, but in addition the series offers much to the design historian in terms of contextualizing the meanings and practice of design consumption.


Grace Lees-Maffei, Review of Claire Langhamer, Women's Leisure in England 1920-1960 (Manchester: MUP, 2000), in Journal of Design History Vol 14 (2): 162-164, June 2001, doi: Original review can be found at : Copyright The Design History Society [Full text of this review is not available]

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