A History of Tennis, Talking Treatments
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.
Visiting Professor of Cultural Studies, London College of Fashion
Find out more about Elizabeth Wilson
Love Game: A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Research Associate, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge
Find out more about Dr Daniel Holman
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
Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London
Find out more about Stephen Frosh
Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan