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Published: 01 February 2011

240 Pages | 32 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719080715

Bookseller Code (06)

Holiday camps in twentieth-century Britain

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Sandra Trudgen Dawson

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Popular Culture MUP

  • Identifies the social and cultural significance of holiday camps to twentieth century British history
  • Goes further than most studies of popular culture and uncovers the connections between leisure and the development of Britain's welfare state
  • Draws on a wide range of sources to reveal the significance of holiday camps to the political, economic, social, and cultural history of twentieth-century Britain from government documents to oral histories, literature, films and songs Offers a highly readable and original history which will be of interest to academics and specialists while remaining accessible to enthusiasts

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