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Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies

Edited by: Tony Blackshaw

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415697170
eBook ISBN: 9780203140505
Adobe ISBN: 9781136495595

10.4324/9780203140505
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This landmark publication brings together some of the most perceptive commentators of the present moment to explore core ideas and cutting edge developments in the field of Leisure Studies. It offers important new insights into the dynamics of the transformation of leisure in contemporary societies, tracing the emergent issues at stake in the discipline and examining Leisure Studies’ fundamental connections with cognate disciplines such as Sociology, Cultural Studies, History, Sport Studies and Tourism.

This book contains original work from key scholars across the globe, including those working outside the Leisure Studies mainstream. It showcases the state of the art of contemporary Leisure Studies, covering key topics and key thinkers from the psychology of leisure to leisure policy, from Bourdieu to Baudrillard, and suggests that leisure in the 21st century should be understood as centring on a new ‘Big Seven’ (holidays, drink, drugs, sex, gambling, TV and shopping). No other book has gone as far in redefining the identity of the discipline of Leisure Studies, or in suggesting how the substantive ideas of Leisure Studies need to be rethought. The Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies should therefore be the intellectual guide of first choice for all scholars, academics, researchers and students working in this subject area.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Philosophy of Leisure  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Making of Modern Leisure: The British Experience c.1850 to c.1960 Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Feminist Leisure Studies Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Psychology of Leisure Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Economics of Leisure Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Leisure Management Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Leisure Policy Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Research Positions, Postures and Practices in Leisure Studies Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Theodor W. Adorno, the Culture Industry and Leisure Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Leisure Class Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Norbert Elias and Leisure Studies Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Michel Foucault and Leisure  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Leisure at the End of Modernity Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Chris Rojek Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Two Sociologists Download PDF
Chapter  16:  What they did on their Holidays Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Theorizing Social Class, Culture and Leisure Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Leisure in Culture Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Racisms and the Experiences of Minorities in Amateur Football in the UK and Europe Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Family Leisure Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Gendered Freedoms and Constraints for Young Women Socializing in Bars and Clubs Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Leisure and the Life Course Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Lifestyle and Leisure Theory Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Leisured Nature of Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Annual Holiday Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Demon Drink Download PDF
Chapter  27:  From the Back Street to the High Street Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Leisure Sex Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Television and Cultural Citizenship Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Recreational Drug use and the Club Scene Download PDF
Chapter  31:  How Shopping Changed Leisure Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Abnormal Leisure and Normalization Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Behind the Net-Curtain Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Consumerism as Shaped by the Pursuit of Leisure Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Leisure and Higher Education Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Leisure, National Identity and Celebrating National Difference Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Social Capitalism and Leisure Policy Reconsidered Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Serious Leisure Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Volunteering as Leisure, Leisure as Volunteering Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Yin and Yang Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Cultural Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Event Management Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Extreme Leisure Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Leisure, Community, and Politics Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Ethnicity, Racism and the Real Social Value of Sport Download PDF
Chapter  46:  The Labour of Leisure Reconsidered Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Virtual Leisure Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Youth Culture, Leisure and Lifestyle Download PDF
Chapter  49:  The Meaning of Liquid Leisure Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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