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Leisure Studies: Themes and Perspectives

Leisure Studies: Themes and Perspectives

By: Shaun Best (author)Paperback

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here What is the place of leisure in societies where people complain of 'over-work'? How do personal freedom and choice relate to the inequalities of class, gender, disability and ethnicity? This critical introduction to the field offers a systematic account of the meaning and structure of leisure today. The book: * situates the student in the field * provides a comprehensive account of the leading approaches to leisure * explores the influence of class, race, gender, ethnicity, disability and age * discusses to role of the sate * examines leisure in the context of changing work relationships * locates leisure in the debate around globalization In short, this is an indispensable, one-stop guide to understanding leisure.

About Author

Shaun Best is a Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Manchester, and author of Understanding Social Divisions, (2005) and A Beginner's Guide to Social Theory (2003, both SAGE).

Contents

What is the Leisure Experience?Socio-Economic and Cultural Approaches to LeisureParticipation and Constraint - Class and GenderParticipation and Constraint - Ethnicity, Disability and Age The Emergence of an Institutional Framework for LeisureThe UK's Contemporary Institutional Framework for LeisureThe Local State and Leisure Provision in the United KingdomWork and Leisure - Post Fordism and the Changing Nature of WorkWork and Leisure: the Leisure Society, Unemployment and Post-Work Globalisation and Leisure: the Consumer SocietyGlobalisation and Leisure: McDisneyization and Post-Tourism

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412903868
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781412903868
  • ISBN10: 1412903866

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