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

The Emergence of an Institutional Framework for Leisure

The emergence of an institutional framework for leisure

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

  • the concept of rational recreation, which will be explained and then followed by a discussion of why it became significant in nineteenth-century leisure in relation to:
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