In modern societies, the term leisure is used, explicitly or implicitly, as an adjective or noun to refer to time that is unaccounted for by work, other obligations and necessary activities, the things that are done in this time, and the experiences that are derived. Leisure and consumption overlap; neither encompasses the whole of the other. That said, it is within leisure time and through leisure spending that consumer cultures have developed to a point where an issue of current debate is whether consumer cultures have not only penetrated but also are overwhelming the whole of leisure.

What Is Leisure?

The systematic study of leisure dates from the creation of leisure studies as a specialist academic subject in North America in the 1950s and 1960s. Leisure ...

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