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The SAGE Dictionary of Leisure Studies



© 2009 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'This dictionary offers a unique contribution to the field. It covers a broad range of concepts and theories, enabling students to easily access definitions of key terms as well as introducing them to a range of contemporary ideas about Leisure. In doing so, it provides a valuable reference point for students, and can be used to signpost further relevant reading' - Dr Fiona Jordan, School of the Built and Natural Environment, University of the West of England, Bristol

What is Leisure Studies? Who are the key figures in the field? How can we evaluate the relevance of concepts in the field?

This is the first full length dictionary of Leisure Studies. It examines the key concepts, assesses the work of central figures, and helps students zero-in on essential issues and conceptual distinctions.

Key Features

  • Provides an unprecedented critical survey of the field
  • Offers students authoritative, comprehensive accounts of the basic concepts and leading figures
  • Provides students with core resources to write essays and pass exams


Written by teachers experienced with the needs of undergraduate and graduate students in the field, the book will be quickly recognized as a vital asset in making sense of Leisure Studies.

 
A and B Analysis
 
Abnormal Leisure
 
Acculturation
 
Action Analysis
 
Action Research
 
Addictions
 
Adorno, Theodor (see Critical Theory)
 
Aesthetics
 
Ageing and Leisure
 
Agency see Structure and Agency
 
Alienation
 
Amateur and Amateurism
 
Animal Rights
 
Anomie
 
Ansoff Matrix
 
Art (see Aesthetics; Community Leisure; Modernism; Postmodernism)
 
Asceticism
 
Assets, Liabilities and Capital
 
Audiences
 
Authenticity
 
Baudrillard, Jean
 
Bauman, Zygmunt
 
Binary Oppositions
 
Birmingham School, The
 
Blood Sports
 
Body/Bodies see Leisure Bodies
 
Bohemians
 
Boston Matrix
 
Bourdieu, Pierre
 
Branding, Brand Awareness and Brand Image
 
Budgeting
 
Bureaucracy
 
Business Environment
 
Capital (see Habitus, Field and Capital; Social Capital)
 
Capitalism
 
Carnivalesque
 
Castells, Manuel (see Network Society; Three Sector Model)
 
Casual Leisure (see Crafts and Craftsmanship; Serious Leisure; Consumption)
 
Catharsis and Cathexis
 
Celebrity
 
Civil Society
 
Civilizing Process (see Elias, Norbert)
 
Class
 
Class Consciousness (see False Consciousness)
 
Collective Consumption (see Three Sector Provision of Leisure)
 
Collecting/Collectors (see Hobbies)
 
Commodity Fetishism
 
Communication
 
Community
 
Community Action
 
Community Leisure
 
Comparative Method (or Comparative Analysis)
 
Compulsory Heterosexuality
 
Computer Games (see Digital Games)
 
Consumer Behaviour and Consumer Relationship Marketing
 
Consumer Culture (see Consumer Society)
 
Consumer Society
 
Consumption
 
Content Analysis
 
Conversational Analysis
 
Cool
 
Cost Accounting
 
Crafts and Craftsmanship
 
Crime (see Deviance)
 
Critical Theory
 
Cruising
 
Cultural Capital
 
Cultural Intermediaries
 
Cultural Omnivores
 
Culture
 
Cyberculture
 
Deadweight Expenditure
 
Decentring Leisure
 
Deconstruction
 
Deem, Rosemary (see Women's Leisure)
 
Demand
 
Demand for Health Model
 
Desire
 
Deviance
 
Digital Gaming
 
Dionysian Leisure
 
Discourses see Discursive Formations
 
Discursive Formations
 
Disneyization
 
Distinction
 
Dominant Ideology (see Ideology)
 
Double-entry bookkeeping
 
Dromology and Speed
 
Drugs see Addiction
 
Dunning, Eric (see Elias; Football Hooliganism; Mimesis; Rojek; Sport)
 
Economic Benefit of Hosting Major Sport Events
 
Economic Impact of Hosting Major Sport Events
 
Edgework
 
Elasticity
 
Elias, Norbert
 
Enjoyment and Fun (see Dionysian Leisure; Fantasy Leisure; Hedonism; Pleasure)
 
Enthusiasms (see Community Leisure; Crafts and Craftsmanship; Hobbies)
 
Environment (see Leisure and the Environment)
 
Ethics
 
Ethnography
 
Ethnomethodology
 
Event Management
 
Everyday Life
 
Extreme Leisure
 
False Consciousness
 
Fans
 
Fantasy Leisure
 
Fanzines
 
Fashion
 
Feminism
 
Figurations/Figurationalism (see Elias, Norbert)
 
Financial and Management Accounting
 
Financial Health and Ratio Analysis
 
Financial Statements
 
Focus groups
 
Flâneurs, Flâneurie and Psychogeography
 
Flow
 
Folk Devils and Moral Panics
 
Football Hooliganism
 
Foucault, Michel
 
Frankfurt School, The (see Critical Theory)
 
Free Time
 
Freud, Sigmund
 
Full Time Equivalent Jobs
 
Functionalism
 
Gambling
 
Game Theory
 
Gatekeepers
 
Gender (see Feminism and Women's Leisure)
 
Giddens, Anthony
 
Globalization
 
Goffman, Erving
 
Governmentality
 
Habitus, Field and Capital
 
Hall, Stuart (see Birmingham School)
 
Happiness
 
Hawthorne Effect (see Observations)
 
Hedonism
 
Hegemonic Masculinity (see Masculinity and Masculinities)
 
Hegemony
 
Heritage
 
Hexis (see Habitus)
 
Hobbies
 
Hoggart, Richard
 
Household Production Function Approach, The
 
Huizinga, Johan (1872-1945) (see Play)
 
Human Resource Management
 
Identity
 
Ideology
 
Income-Leisure Time Trade Off and Timing Dating
 
Individualization
 
Intertextuality
 
Interviews
 
'Into', the
 
Invisible Exports
 
Involvement and Detachment
 
Leisure
 
Leisure and the Environment
 
Leisure and the Life Course
 
Leisure as a Value-Sphere
 
Leisure Bodies
 
Leisure Class
 
Leisure Constraints (see Ageing and Leisure; Class; Racism and Leisure; Unemployment, Leisure in; Women's Leisure)
 
Leisure Education
 
Leisure Experience (see Happiness; Leisure Life-World; Pleasure)
 
Leisure, History of (see Asceticism; Leisure; Sport; Sportization; Work Ethic)
 
Leisure in the Community
 
Leisure Life-Style
 
Leisure Life-World
 
Leisure Marketing
 
Leisure, Philosophical Bases of (see Catharis and Cathexsis; Extreme Leisure; Happiness; Hedonism; Leisure; Mimesis; Pleasure)
 
Leisure Policy
 
Leisure Society
 
Leisure Studies
 
Life Course (see Leisure and the Life Course)
 
Life-Style (see Leisure Life-Style)
 
Liminality
 
Liquid Modernity
 
Management Styles
 
Market Positioning and Market Segmentation
 
Marketing (see Leisure Marketing)
 
Marketing Mix for the Leisure Industries
 
Marxism
 
Masculinity and Masculinities
 
Mass Culture (see Popular Culture)
 
Mass Media
 
Mass-Observation
 
McDonaldization
 
Methodology
 
Mimesis
 
Modernism
 
Modernity
 
Monopolistic competition
 
Moral Panics (see Folk Devils and Moral Panics)
 
Motivation
 
Multiplier Analysis
 
Neo-classical analysis
 
Neo-Marxism see Marxism
 
Neo-Tribes
 
Network Society
 
New Social Movements
 
Non-Participant Observation (see Observation)
 
Non-Place
 
Nostalgia
 
Observation (Participant and Non-Participant Observation)
 
Oral/Life History
 
Overworked American Thesis, The (see Schor, Juliet B)
 
Paradigms
 
Parker, Stanley (see Work-Leisure)
 
Participant Observation (see Observation)
 
Performativity
 
Pilot Study
 
Play
 
Play Ethic
 
Pleasure
 
Policy (see Leisure Policy)
 
Popular Culture
 
Postmodernism
 
Pornography
 
Postcolonialism see Acculturation
 
Postmodernism
 
Postmodernity
 
Power
 
Profit and Utility Maximisation
 
Public and Private Goods
 
Qualitative Research
 
Quality of Life see Well-being
 
Quality Systems
 
Quantitative Research
 
Queer Theory
 
Questionnaires
 
Racism and Leisure
 
Rational Recreation (see Recreation)
 
Recreation
 
Religion
 
Retirement, Leisure in (see Ageing and Leisure)
 
Risk Management
 
Risk Society
 
Roberts, K. (see Decentring Leisure; Leisure and the Life Course; Well-being; Youth)
 
Rojek, Chris
 
Sampling
 
Schor, Juliet B.
 
Self, The (see Identity)
 
Semiotics/Semiology
 
Serious Leisure
 
Sex
 
Sexual Exploitation
 
Sexuality (see Compulsory Heterosexuality and Masculinity and Masculinities and Queer Theory)
 
Shopping
 
Social Capital
 
Social Class see Class
 
Social Control
 
Social Network Analysis
 
Spectacle
 
Sport
 
Sportization
 
Status
 
Stebbins, Robert A. (see Amateur and Amateurism; Hobbies; Serious Leisure; Well-being)
 
Structure and Agency
 
Structure of Feeling
 
Subcultures
 
Supermodernity (see Non-Place)
 
Supply
 
Surveillance
 
Symbolic Interactionism
 
Taste (see Distinction)
 
Theming
 
Third Way
 
Three Sector Provision of Leisure
 
Time Budget Diaries
 
Total Quality Management
 
Tourism
 
Tourist Gaze (see Tourism)
 
Training and Development and Appraisals
 
Unemployment, Leisure in
 
Veal, Tony (see Leisure Life-Style; Leisure Studies)
 
Veblen, Thorstein Bunde
 
Violence
 
Video Games see Digital Gaming
 
Virtual Leisure
 
Volunteers and Volunteering
 
Weber, Max (see Asceticism; Bureaucracy; Capitalism; Leisure as a Value-Sphere; McDonaldization; Status; Work Ethic)
 
Weisbrod's Hypotheses
 
Well-being
 
Women's Leisure
 
Work Ethic
 
Work-Leisure
 
Youth
 
Zombie Categories
 
Zones

'This dictionary offers a unique contribution to the field. It covers a broad range of concepts and theories, enabling students to easily access definitions of key terms as well as introducing them to a range of contemporary ideas about Leisure. In doing so, it provides a valuable reference point for students, and can be used to signpost further relevant reading' - Dr Fiona Jordan, School of the Built and Natural Environment, University of the West of England, Bristol


a welcome backup for students ( and tutors alike) to confirm their understanding of key terms and concepts in this field. Hyperlinks for further reading would have been useful . From our sports studies perspective a sister volume dedicated to sport alone would be especially welcome.

Mr Ian ROBERTS
Sport, Physical Education & Leisure, University of St Mark & St John
December 10, 2014

A great addition to the honours (4th year) students course.

Miss Engela Van der klashorst
biokinetics, sport and recreation, University of Pretoria
April 15, 2013

This text is both accessible and engaging and offers a fundamental insight to the key concepts, terms and theories of studying leisure.

Dr Sam Elkington
Tourism,Leisure & Human Resource Manag, Bedfordshire University
March 1, 2011

Very useful, providing ready access to current thinking in leisure studies.

Dr Ali Bakir
Business & Management, Bucks New University
January 13, 2011

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