This is the sixth book that I have written on the subject of leisure. Its predecessors are Capitalism and Leisure Theory (1985), Ways of Escape (1993), Decentring Leisure (1995), Leisure and Culture (2000) and Leisure Theory (2005). The books were neither planned nor written as a sextet; nor would I wish them to be read as such. Each can be read as a standalone volume. To a lesser or greater degree all six are concerned to connect leisure forms and practice with cultural and social theory. My purpose is not only to apply social and cultural theory to illuminate leisure forms and practice. I am also concerned to delve into leisure forms and practice, especially the notions of freedom, choice and self-determination, ...