`This book confirms David Harris' status as a leading theorist in contemporary culture and leisure in the UK. He offers a distinctive, coherent and authoritative guide to the major concepts and debates that should engage leisure scholars and scholarship' - Dr Peter Bramham, Senior Lecturer in Leisure Studies, Leeds Metropolitan UniversityWritten with the needs of today's student in mind, the SAGE Key Concepts series provides accessible, authoritative and reliable coverage of the essential issues in a range of disciplines. Written in each case by experienced and respected experts in the subject area, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages understanding without sacrificing the level of detail and critical evaluation essential to convey the complexity of the issues.Key Concepts in Leisure Studies:• Provides a student-friendly guide to the key debates in leisure studies• Reflects recent developments in the field, encompassing related work in media studies, cultural studies, sports studies and sociology • Cross-references each 1500 word exposition to other concepts in the field• Offers definitions, section outlines and further reading guidance for independent learning• Is supported by the author's website http:/www.arasite.org/keyconc.html• Is essential reading for undergraduates and NVQ students in leisure studies.

Effects Analysis

Effects analysis

The social effects of exposure to violent TV or electronic games have been much researched and are of great interest to policy-makers in the field of leisure. Several research traditions have been developed. The term ‘effects analysis’ is used here to describe the overall effort to research effects, but it can also refer to a particular approach.

Section Outline:Concern about the effects of electronic leisure, especially among the working classes: moral panics. Violent behaviour as an effect. Research in different traditions and its general difficulties. Reviews of the findings of examples of research across the range – Anderson and Dill, Buckingham, and Gauntlett and Hill.

Social commentators have raised all sorts of concerns about the effects on the audience of exposure to anti-social behaviour ...

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