Hobbies: Leisure and the Culture of Work in America

Front Cover
Columbia University Press, Jun 1, 2010 - Social Science - 400 pages
0 Reviews

-- Journal of Contemporary History

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Context and Theory
1
Occupations for Free Time
23
The Collectible Object
59
Collectors
78
Constructing a Collectors Market
107
Deconstructing a Collectors Market
129
Crafts Tools and Gender in the Nineteenth Century
155
Expanding the Boundaries of Crafts
193
Home Crafts in Hard Times
224
Assembly as Craft
255
Expected Leisure
268
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 1 - How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower!
Page 7 - Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2010)

Stephen Gelber is professor of history and chair of the History Department at Santa Clara University. He is the author of Black Men and Businessmen: The Growing Awareness of a Social Responsibility and Saving the Earth: The History of a Middle-Class Millenarian Movement.


Bibliographic information