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Disreputable Pleasures: Less Virtuous Victorians at Play (Sport in the Global Society) Paperback – 26 Aug 2004


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  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (26 Aug. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415345987
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415345989
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.5 x 23 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,703,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

This irreverent and revisionist collection challenges the conventional view that middle-class Victorian leisure had a respectable and serious purpose and approach. It explores the more sinful and unrespectable Victorian male pleasures, demonstrating the complex interrelationships between such values as manliness, muscularity and machismo, or sensuality, virility and hedonism. It sheds light on the ways in which the public rhetoric of Victorian respectability could be rendered problematic by the practical pursuit of private pleasure. It shows that Victorian leisure was a much more contested cultural space than has been recognised. It was a battleground whose contestants ranged from the rational recreationalist to the avowedly hedonistic, and from the sacred to the profane.

About the Author

Mike Huggins is former head of postgraduate teacher training at Lancaster University, now retired. Now a sports history writer and researcher, he lectures at St. Martin's College, Lancaster. He is also the author of Flat Racing and British Society, 1790-1914: A Social and Economic History, which won the prestigious North American Society for Sports History Prize for sports history book of the year in 2001.
J.A. Mangan is former Director of the International Research Centre for Sport, Socialisation and Society at the University of Strathclyde, UK. He was founding Chairman of the British Society of Sports History and founding editor of The International Journal of the History of Sport.


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