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

Globalisation and Leisure – McDisneyisation and Post-Tourism

Globalisation and leisure – McDisneyisation and post-tourism

This chapter develops a number of the themes introduced in the previous chapter. We look at:

  • the Disney leisure experience
  • the notion of the Tourism gaze
  • Ritzer's argument about the way in which Disney has controlled and mass-produced the tourist experience
  • the impact of the War on Terror on the leisure sector ...
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