84. szám // 2021 Fürdőzők és turisták


Megjelent: 2021.09.02

Csatlós Judit

A szabadidő átpolitizálódása a munkáskultúrában

Tourism under No Trespassing Signs: Politicizing Leisure in Workers’ Culture


At the beginning of the twentieth century, hiking was introduced and practiced by groups whose aims and understanding of the use of nature developed in markedly different directions after the social and economic changes of the post-World War era. As far as the hikers were concerned, off-limits areas were the manifestations of current power relations and economic conditions which corresponded to their everyday experience of state sanctions and economic inequality. In other words, as these areas represented the rationale for their own social situation, nature hikes became prominent tools of shaping workers’ culture and identity. Judit Csatlós examines the history of the Friends of Nature Tourist Association, founded for workers in 1910. The aim of the study is to identify imagined and real obstacles encountered by various social groups during their leisure activities, the ways in which social and cultural differences affected hikers, as well as the conflict and cooperation between rival hiking associations of different membership and background. Rather than the institutional and structural aspects, Csatlós focuses on the participants’ ever-changing, everyday cultural practices.