This critical introduction to the field offers a systematic account of the meaning and structure of leisure today. The book: Situates the student in the fieldProvides a comprehensive account of the leading approaches to leisureExplores the influence of class, race, gender, ethnicity, disability, and ageDiscusses to role of the stateExamines leisure in the context of changing work relationshipsLocates leisure in the debate around globalization

Work and Leisure – The Leisure Society, Unemployment and Post-Work

Work and leisure – the leisure society, unemployment and post-work

In this chapter, we will look at the different approaches to the relationship between work and leisure. We will examine:

  • the assumption that work is the central activity in a person's life and ...
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