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ROBERT A. STEBBINS

In: 21st Century Sociology

Chapter 80: The Sociology of Leisure and Recreation

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The Sociology of Leisure and Recreation
The sociology of leisure and recreation

Leisure is a commonsense term whose etymologic roots date to Roman times and the Latin noun licere. It later evolved into leisir in Old French and from there into leisure in modern English (probably by way of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 AD) and into le loisir in Modern French. In everyday ...

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