In when girls come out to play katharine milcoy shows how scholars misconceptions about gender and class in the early to mid twentieth century have obscured the historical significance of working class teen girlhoods according to milcoy historians have wrongly assumed that engagement in commercial leisure required substantial disposable . About when the girls come out to play filling a long standing gap both in womens history and in the material history of class culture this book is a unique and necessary reassessment of the social and cultural scene during the inter war period in england. When the girls come out to play is a welcome addition to an ever growing field of work on leisure in the interwar period shedding light on the often overlooked leisure experiences of young working class women. When the girls come out to play teenage working class girls leisure between the wars by katharine milcoy milcoy however suggests that working class girls and young women between the wars were already pioneering a teenage lifestyle shaping new identities and experiences through fashion and entertainment focusing on those between the . When the girls come out to play teenage working class girls leisure between the wars title when the girls come out to play teenage working class girls leisure between the wars
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