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May 13 , 2011

Leisure Studies

Themes and Perspectives


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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?


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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.

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