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

Socio-Economic and Cultural Approaches to Leisure

Socio-economic and cultural approaches to leisure

By the end of this chapter, you should:

  • be familiar with a number of social theories and how they have been applied within a leisure context
  • have an understanding of the nature of leisure constraint developed within these social theories
  • have a critical understanding of the barriers to leisure ...
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