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Drake, P., Haynes, R., 2011.

Television, Deregulation and the Reshaping of Leisure

Output Type:Chapter in a book
Publication:The New Politics of Leisure and Pleasure
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UK
ISBN/ISSN:9780230216846
Pagination:pp. 63-81

When John Clarke and Chas Critcher published their critical analysis of leisure in the mid-1980s they noted that one of the more significant features of the British population's leisure was watching television. Along with drinking, smoking and sex, television was one of the main focal points of the nation's habitual leisure practices. We would like to revisit the place of television in British society and trace some of the contemporary ways in which television is produced, regulated and consumed at the start of the twenty-first century.