Laboring to play : home entertainment and the spectacle of middle-class cultural life, 1850-1920 /

"Drawing from 19th- and early-20th-century fiction, guidebooks on leisure, periodicals and newspaper columns, and a polemical examination of class structures, this book interrogates the ways that leisure performances (such as parlor games, charades, home dramas, and tableaux vivants) encouraged...

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Main Author: Dawson, Melanie, 1967-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2005]
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:"Drawing from 19th- and early-20th-century fiction, guidebooks on leisure, periodicals and newspaper columns, and a polemical examination of class structures, this book interrogates the ways that leisure performances (such as parlor games, charades, home dramas, and tableaux vivants) encouraged participants to test out the boundaries that were beginning to define middle-class lifestyles."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 257 pages)
Format:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-247) and index.
ISBN:9780817387334
0817387331
0817314490
9780817314491