Revivals and Roller Rinks: Religion, Leisure, and Identity in Late-Nineteenth-Century Small-Town Ontario by Lynne MarksRevivals and Roller Rinks: Religion, Leisure, and Identity in Late-Nineteenth-Century Small-Town Ontario by Lynne Marks

Revivals and Roller Rinks: Religion, Leisure, and Identity in Late-Nineteenth-Century Small-Town…

byLynne Marks

Paperback

Pricing and Purchase Info

$28.95

Earn 145 plum® points
Quantity:

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

In this examination of the social and cultural meanings of religion and leisure in nineteenth-century small-town Ontario, Lynne Marks looks inside churches, hotel bars, fraternal lodge rooms, and roller-skating rinks to discover the extent to which a particular Protestant value system and lifestyle dominated small towns of the period. In assessing the extent of Protestant cultural influence, Marks also illuminates the nature of social relations and group identity, particularly with regard to gender, class, religion, age, and marital status.

Based primarily on a study of the towns of Thorold, Campbellford, and Ingersoll - communities situated in different areas of southern Ontario and differing significantly in economic and occupational structure and in religious composition - this investigation seeks as well to determine the nature of commonalities and differences in patterns of participation in religious and leisure activities within both middle- and working-class families. To further examine working-class values and beliefs, Marks moves beyond the local level to explore two popular working-class movements of the 1880s, the Knights of Labor and the Salvation Army, providing insights into the complexities of class and gender identity among working-class women and men and shedding light on the nature and meaning of working-class religious beliefs and practices.

Lynne Marks is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Victoria.
Loading
Title:Revivals and Roller Rinks: Religion, Leisure, and Identity in Late-Nineteenth-Century Small-Town…Format:PaperbackDimensions:330 pages, 8.98 × 6.01 × 1.04 inPublisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0802078001

ISBN - 13:9780802078001

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews