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A becoming physique of women's experiences literature and relaxation literature exists. This distinctive e-book brings jointly those components in a fashion that permits the reader to view women's rest from numerous views aiding to supply possibilities for equality, integrity and freedom of selection inside rest.

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Many women believed this assumption to be true. The guilt often felt at wanting to take time for self or at not being a paid worker contributing to the economic welfare of the family was an overwhelming obstacle to women’s A Historical Perspective 29 experience of leisure. Certainly, participating in any leisure experience which required money was difficult for most homemakers who were economically dependent upon a male family member. Another common view of working women in the home was that all of their time was leisure.

Another well known club was the Ladies’ Berkeley Athletic Club in New York. This club was known as “that temple of feminine sport and gymnastics” (Gerber, Felshin, Berline, & Wyrick, 1974, p. 29). Bowling became an upper-class activity for both women and men, with many clubs for women in New York City and other large cities (Welch &Lerch, 1981). Some recreation opportunities were also available to young, working women. For example, the YWCA ran a summer camp program in 1874 at Asbury Park, New Jersey that provided working women with “pleasant respite from their jobs” (Welch & Lerch, 1981, p.

By the end of the 19th century, however, the strict work ethic had led to a concern for the quality of life, at least for men. Some companies started employee recreation programs in which some women participated. Formal employee services programs were the result of changing social forces, increased education, and an acceptance of leisure. Industries supported employee recreation in the early 1900s to promote loyalty, fellowship, high morale, and physical and mental health among their employees (Tober, 1988).

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