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For Fun And Profit: The Transformation of Leisure into Consumption Richard Butsch

For Fun And Profit: The Transformation of Leisure into Consumption

Richard Butsch

Published June 19th 1990
ISBN : 9780877227403
Paperback
288 pages
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During the nineteenth century, leisure industries emerged to provide recreation and entertainment to Americans of all classes. By the 1920s, commercialized leisure was big business and today most Americans’ leisure activities are based upon someMoreDuring the nineteenth century, leisure industries emerged to provide recreation and entertainment to Americans of all classes. By the 1920s, commercialized leisure was big business and today most Americans’ leisure activities are based upon some purchased commodity (e.g. theater tickets, sports and stereo equipment]. Entertainment has become a multi-billion dollar industry. The essays collected here explore the transformation this wrought in leisure and analyze its effects on class relations in American society.