Rational Recreation VS Popular Recreation

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Popular Recreation VS Rational Recreation
Popular Rational
Recreation Recreation
Local Lack of transport and Regional, Improved transport so
communications so national, people had lots of
people can travel great opportunities to follow
distances to watch / play international their team and also play
sport regionally
Unwritten, simple Illiteracy, no NGB's, local Codification, Business and
rules play only, because there administration administration skills of ex
was not yet codifications public school boys made a
and people lacked the codified set of rules for all
education to read and athletes to follow
follow rules
Cruel/violent Reflected 18th century Respectable/Fai Middle class influence and
life, where public r Play public school influence
hangings were from amateur gentleman
entertainment (Brutal
Occasional Limited spare time only Regular Increased free time and
on Holy Days due to full improved transport, more
time work time to take part, half day
Saturday was introduced
Courtly/popular Two class feudal society, Exclusive/elitist Social class and gender
the sport you took part in discrimination
is dependent on your
Rural Pre industrial revolution, Urban/sub urban Industrial revolution,
agricultural Britain, jobs working classes migrated
were focused in rural from rural to urban areas
industries such as cotton when factory jobs took
mills over rural jobs
Wagering Working class- rags to Control on Increase in law and order,
riches wagering betting and wagering was
Upper class- show off, banned along with some
betting was a way of mob sports
becoming rich from
Natural/simple Limited technology, lack Purpose built Technological advances
of purpose built facilities facilities made it so that games
and wealth for the were played on courts and
majority pitches rather than
standard patches of grass

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