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Darts in England, 1900-39

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Darts in England, 1900-39

A Social History

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Darts in England, 1900-39 by Patrick Chaplin
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Drawing on an eclectic range of primary and secondary sources Chaplin examines the development of darts in the context of English society in the early twentieth century. He reveals how darts was transformed during the interwar years to become one of the most popular recreations in England, not just amongst working class men and, to a lesser extent, working class women but even (to some extent) among the middle and upper classes. This book assesses the social, economic and cultural forces behind this transformation. This work also considers the growth of the darts manufacturing industry and assesses the overall effect the growing popularity of darts had on interwar society and popular culture, with particular reference to the changing culture and form of the English public house. This original study will be of interest to sports historians, social historians, business historians, sociologists and sports scientists. -- .

Author Biography

Patrick Chaplin is a Research Fellow in History at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge -- .
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations, black & white
Imprint
Manchester University Press
Pages
272
Dimensions
156x234x28
ISBN-13
9780719078033
Product ID
3036210

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