Rational Recreation

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  • Created by: Joel
  • Created on: 28-05-13 16:18

Rational Recreation


  • Technological advancements
  • Improved transport
  • Business and admin skills/ ex public school boys
  • Middle class influence
  • Increased free time and improved transport
  • Social class and gender discrimination
  • Increased Law and Order
  • Public school influence
  • Class structure/ Spectatorism


  • Purpose built facilities
  • Regional/National/International games
  • Codification / Administration
  • Respectable
  • Regular
  • Exclusive/ Elitist
  • Control of gambling
  • Fair Play
  • Amateurism/ Professionalism

Overall summary

Games and Past times of Rational Recreation "R" were rule based, regular, regional , restrictive, respectable and had clearly defined roles within the sports.


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