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A History of Tennis, Talking Treatments

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Tennis: From Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon. Laurie Taylor talks to life long tennis fan and cultural historian, Elizabeth Wilson. The story of tennis illuminates social change and struggle across the 20th century, going hand in hand with the march of modernity, globalisation, commercialisation and gender equality.

Also, Daniel Holman, a post doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, discusses class differences in the use of 'talking treatments' for mental health problems with Stephen Frosh, Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck College. Why are these treatments so underused by working class people?

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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Mon 14 Jul 2014 00:15

Elizabeth Wilson

Visiting Professor of Cultural Studies, London College of Fashion


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Love Game: A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
ISBN-10: 1846689104
ISBN-13: 978-1846689109

Daniel Holman

Research Associate, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge


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Abstract: 'What help can you get talking to somebody?’ Explaining class differences in the use of talking treatments
Sociology of Health & Illness, 36: 531–548
doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12082

Stephen Frosh

Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London


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Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN-10: 1137031271
ISBN-13: 978-1137031273

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