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 UK's Contemporary Institutional Framework for Leisure

The UK's contemporary institutional framework for leisure

Building upon the discussion of rational recreation in the previous chapter, some of the themes developed here include:

  • the emergence of a heritage industry and the socio-political significance of museums in developing a colonial and post-colonial narrative
  • the role of the National Endowment for the Arts in the United States ...
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