What is the place of leisure in societies where people complain of 'over-work'? How do personal freedom and choice relate to the inequalities of class, gender, disability, and ethnicity?
This critical introduction to the field offers a systematic account of the meaning and structure of leisure today.
- Situates the student in the field
- Provides a comprehensive account of the leading approaches to leisure
- Explores the influence of class, race, gender, ethnicity, disability, and age
- Discusses to role of the state
- Examines leisure in the context of changing work relationships
- Locates leisure in the debate around globalization
In short, this is an indispensable, one-stop guide to understanding leisure. The book will be required reading for courses in Leisure and Recreation Studies, Tourism Studies and Special Event Management.