Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 July 2014

332 Pages | 29 Graphs, 2 Maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719065675

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British railway enthusiasm

Ian Carter

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Popular Culture MUP

  • The only scholarly work ever to investigate this topic, despite its huge significance for understanding a key leisure experience shared by most male Britons in the second half of the twentieth century
  • Offers radical interdisciplinarity, showing the virtue of pursuing a topic across tightly policed borders between different academic disciplines
  • Takes railway enthusiasts' life-world seriously, unpacking and critiquing the contemporary popular cultural stereotype of train spotters as a British object of ridicule
  • Benefits from a light and witty authorial touch, while never less than authoritative

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