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

What is the Leisure Experience?

What is the leisure experience?

By the end of this chapter, you should have a critical understanding of:

  • what researchers have said about the nature of the leisure experience
  • a range of theories and research in the area, including:
    • Joffre Dumazedier and Josef Pieper: leisure as a contemplative ‘celebration’ of human ...
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