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

Participation and Constraint – Class and Gender

Participation and constraint – class and gender

By the end of this chapter, you should:

  • be familiar with the nature of constraint within a leisure context
  • have an understanding of the ‘structuration’ of leisure constraint
  • have a critical understanding of the barriers to leisure participation
  • be in a position to evaluate the ‘constraints model’ in leisure research
  • understand the nature of social division
  • comprehend and question the role of social class, gender and sexuality as ...
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