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Gender, religion and recreation: Flora Lucy Freeman and working-class adolescence, 1880-1929

Gender, religion and recreation: Flora Lucy Freeman and working-class adolescence, 1880-1929

Martin, M.C. (2006) Gender, religion and recreation: Flora Lucy Freeman and working-class adolescence, 1880-1929. In: Jeffs, Tony, Spence, Jean and Gilchrist, Ruth, (eds.) Drawing on the Past: Studies in the History of Community and Youth Work. Studies in the history of community and youth work, 13 . National Youth Agency, Leicester, UK. ISBN 9780861553297

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Abstract

This book chapter analyses the work of Flora Lucy Freeman, philanthropist and writer, in promoting "improving" leisure activities for working class girls, from the 1880s to the 1920s. Originally an organiser of clubs for working girls, and writer of advice books on how to do this, she initiated Catholic Girl Guides in Brighton after her conversion to Roman Catholicism about 1916. The chapter considers her attitudes to social class, to communicating religion within settings associated with leisure activities, and the possible impact of her work on adolescent girls.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender, Religion, Recreation, Working class adolescence, Clubs, Catholic Girl Guides, Flora Lucy Freeman, Twentieth century, Youth work, Girls' organization
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Department of Education & Community Studies
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:17
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/6629

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