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Key Concepts in Leisure Studies

First Edition


December 2004 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

`This book confirms David Harris' status as a leading theorist in contemporary culture and leisure in the UK. He offers a distinctive, coherent and authoritative guide to the major concepts and debates that should engage leisure scholars and scholarship' - Dr Peter Bramham, Senior Lecturer in Leisure Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University

Written with the needs of today's student in mind, the SAGE Key Concepts series provides accessible, authoritative and reliable coverage of the essential issues in a range of disciplines. Written in each case by experienced and respected experts in the subject area, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages understanding without sacrificing the level of detail and critical evaluation essential to convey the complexity of the issues.

Key Concepts in Leisure Studies:

• Provides a student-friendly guide to the key debates in leisure studies

• Reflects recent developments in the field, encompassing related work in media studies, cultural studies, sports studies and sociology

• Cross-references each 1500 word exposition to other concepts in the field

• Offers definitions, section outlines and further reading guidance for independent learning

• Is supported by the author's website http:/www.arasite.org/keyconc.html

• Is essential reading for undergraduates and NVQ students in leisure studies.

 
Introduction
 
Adding Leisure Values
 
Articulation
 
Authenticity
 
Bodies
 
Cultural Capital
 
Disciplinary Apparatuses
 
Disneyfication
 
Ecstasy
 
Education as Leisure
 
Effects Analysis
 
Escape
 
Ethnography
 
Fantasy
 
Figurationalism
 
Food
 
Functionalism
 
Gazes
 
Gender
 
Gramscianism
 
Heritage
 
Hyperreality
 
Identities
 
Ideology
 
Illegal Leisure
 
Leisure Policy
 
McDonaldization
 
Narratives
 
Pleasures
 
Pornography
 
Postmodernism
 
Posts
 
Race and Leisure
 
Semiotics
 
Shopping
 
Social Class
 
Virtual Leisure
 
Visitor Interpretation
 
Work-Leisure Relationships
 
Youth Subcultures

"Written by a leading UK theorist in contemporary culture and leisure as an addition to SAGE’s Key Concepts series, this book provides a readable guide to key debates about the topic. . . . This book is essential for all readers interested in leisure studies."

J. Cheng
Southern Connecticut University
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A must-have for all Leisure and Recreation students!

Miss Engela Van der klashorst
biokinetics, sport and recreation, University of Pretoria
December 12, 2013

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