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Walton, John K.

Works: 83 works in 371 publications in 4 languages and 14,922 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Copyright holder, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
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Most widely held works by John K Walton
Chartism by John K Walton( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chartism by John Walton is an introduction to the Chartist movement, and examines the controversial debates surrounding the topic
Histories of tourism : representation, identity, and conflict by John K Walton( )

21 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book will be useful as a course reader as well as for the originality, distinctiveness, range and weight of its research findings
The playful crowd : pleasure places in the twentieth century by Gary S Cross( )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the first part of the twentieth century thousands of working class New Yorkers flocked to Coney Island in search of a release from their workaday lives and the values of bourgeois society. On the other side of the Atlantic, British workers headed off to the beach resort of Blackpool for entertainment and relaxation. However, by the middle of the century, a new type of park began to emerge, providing well-ordered, squeaky-clean, and carefully orchestrated corporate entertainment. Contrasting the experiences of Coney Island and Blackpool with those of Disneyland and Beamish, the authors explore playful crowds and the pursuit of pleasure in the twentieth century to offer a transatlantic perspective on changing ideas about leisure, class, and mass culture. Blackpool and Coney Island were the definitive playgrounds of the industrial working class. Teeming crowds partook of a gritty vulgarity that offered a variety of pleasures and thrills from roller coaster rides and freak shows to dance halls and dioramas of exotic locales. Responding to the new money and mobility of the working class, the purveyors of Coney Island and Blackpool offered the playful crowd an "industrial saturnalia." Here the authors capture the sights and sounds of Blackpool and Coney Island and consider how these "Sodoms by the sea" flouted the social and cultural status quo. The authors also examine the resorts' very different fates as Coney Island has now become a mere shadow of its former self while Blackpool continues to lure visitors and offer new attractions. The authors also explore the experiences offered at Disneyland and Beamish, a heritage park that celebrates Britain's industrial and social history. While both parks borrowed elements from their predecessors, they also adapted to the longings and concerns of postwar consumer culture. Appealing to middle-class families, Disney provided crowds a chance to indulge in child-like innocence and a nostalgia for a simpler time. At Beamish, crowds gathered to find an escape from the fragmented and hedonistic life of modern society in a reconstructed realm of the past where local traditions and nature prevail. -- From publisher's website
Fish and chips and the British working class, 1870-1940 by John K Walton( )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike other institutions of central importance to working-class life, the fish-and-chip trade has not yet been rescued from what the author of this book regards as ""the massive condescension of posterity"". In attempting to begin this process, he traces the origins of what was by 1914 an important national industry, setting the economic, social and political context of the trade, charting its spread and analyzing its sources and methods of supply. The book explores themes like: recruitment patterns of decentralized, provincial trades; methods of working; the role of women in the food industr
Blackpool by John K Walton( )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book John Walton sets the myths against the evidence and charts the rise of the real Blackpool, warts and all, with due attention to the social problems and conflicts associated with a pioneering, popular resort. He offers explanations for the remarkable trajectory of sustained growth which Blackpool has experienced until recently, giving full weight to the years since the first World War as well as the formative and transitional late Victorian and Edwardian decades. He also looks at the wider significance of the growth of Blackpool for economy, society and politics in the wider world."--BOOK JACKET
Constructing cultural tourism : John Ruskin and the tourist gaze by Keith Hanley( )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an interdisciplinary collaboration between a literary critic and cultural historian, which examines and recovers a radical and still urgent challenge to the industrialisation of cultural tourism from the work of John Ruskin. Ruskin exerted a formative influence on the definition and development of cultural tourism which was probably as significant as that, for example, of his contemporary Thomas Cook. The book assesses Ruskin's overall influence on the development of national and international tourism in the context of pre-existing expectations about tourism flows and cultural cap."--Pub. desc
Resorts and ports : European seaside towns since 1700 by Peter Borsay( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Italian and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Resorts and Ports' explores the changing relationships between port and resort activities in a cross-section of European maritime settings over three centuries
Understanding Richard Hoggart : a pedagogy of hope by Michael Bailey( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Hoggart is regarded as one of the 'inventors' of Cultural Studies. His work traversed academic and social boundaries. With the resurgent interest in his work today, this is a timely reevaluation of this foundational figure in Cultural Studies, a critical but friendly review of both Hoggart's work and reputation. The authors use new archival sources to reevaluate Hoggart's intellectual and ethical influence, arguing that most attacks on his positions have been misplaced and even malevolent, and urging his importance for today's world. Chapters address Hoggart's contradictory and restless relationship with academic history; his uneasy but fruitful relationship with the idea of the 'working-class intellectual'; his engagement with policy related work inside and outside the academy; his adaptation of methods of literary analysis and the political implications of his own style; and the politics of autobiography."--
Leisure in Britain, 1780-1939( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English seaside resort : a social history, 1750-1914 by John K Walton( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of a cultural landscape : the English Lake District as tourist destination, 1750-2010 by Jason Wood( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For centuries, the English Lake District has been renowned as an important cultural, sacred and literary landscape. It is therefore surprising that there has so far been no in-depth critical examination of the Lake District from a tourism and heritage perspective. Bringing together leading writers from a wide range of disciplines, this book explores the tourism history and heritage of the Lake District and its construction as a cultural landscape from the mid eighteenth century to the present day. It critically analyses the relationships between history, heritage, landscape, culture and policy that underlie the activities of the National Park, Cumbria Tourism and the proposals to recognise the Lake District as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It examines all aspects of the Lake District's history and identity, brings the story up to date and looks at current issues in conservation, policy and tourism marketing. In doing so, it not only provides a unique and valuable analysis of this region, but offers insights into the history of cultural and heritage tourism in Britain and beyond."--
Lancashire : a social history, 1558-1939 by John K Walton( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disraeli by John K Walton( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disraeli is a key figure for students of nineteenth-century Britain. He is indelibly identified with the unmaking of Peel's version of the Conservative Party, and with the re-creation of a durable and outstandingly successful new party which retained the loyalty of the squires and the shires while reaching out to newer forms of property ownership and cultivating the attachment of a significant proportion of the urban working class. John K. Walton here examines the major aspects of Disraeli's career and his legacy, asking how far his actions and policies were governed by principles and
The British seaside : holidays and resorts in the twentieth century by John K Walton( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed academic cultural study of the rise and fall of the seaside holiday in Britain. John K. Walton offers a broad interpretation of the holidays and resorts, looking at who went, where they went, what they did, and how they were entertained
The Second Reform Act by John K Walton( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reform Act of 1867 was highly controversial at the time and has remained so
Low life and moral improvement in mid-Victorian England : Liverpool through the journalism of Hugh Shimmin by Hugh Shimmin( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blackpool landlady : a social history by John K Walton( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lake Counties from 1830 to the mid-twentieth century : a study in regional change by J. D Marshall( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British piers by Richard Fischer( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illustrated history of World War II by Owen Booth( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive and informative account of the greatest conflict in the history of the world. Illustrated with over 500 black and white and color photographs and artworks. Twenty-six full-color maps showing what happened during specific engagements on land and sea, and in the air
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Histories of tourism : representation, identity, and conflict
Histories of tourism : representation, identity, and conflictThe playful crowd : pleasure places in the twentieth centuryFish and chips and the British working class, 1870-1940BlackpoolConstructing cultural tourism : John Ruskin and the tourist gazeUnderstanding Richard Hoggart : a pedagogy of hopeLancashire : a social history, 1558-1939Disraeli
Alternative Names
John Walton

Walton, John

Walton, John 1948-

Walton, John Kimmons

Walton, John Kimmons 1948-

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