"There are textbooks galore, but there aren't many crafted as intelligently as this one. This book will change the way that students understand leisure. It will give them an easier entry to that place where difficult ideas fuse into something intelligible, where real understanding sits and the educated imagination is stirred."
- Tony Blackshaw, Sheffield Hallam University
Peter Bramham and Stephen Wagg provide a foundation for those studying within the broad field of leisure studies. The book gives students an accessible and engaging introduction to leisure studies and leisure research, encouraging students to engage in reflexive analysis of their common sense understandings of everyday life and enabling them to develop an understanding of contemporary leisure studies and changing leisure practices.
Defining Leisure and Leisure Studies Studying and Measuring Leisure Time, History and Leisure Caution - Children at Play Growing Up and Getting Out Staying in and Settling Down Divided Leisure: Leisure and Social Class Turning Points Home Alone: Demography and Ageing Leisure and the Future