Search Results for leisure-theory

Were I asked to list the aims of an undergraduate course in leisure theory I would venture the following: • To develop conceptual clarity about the key issues relevant to leisure forms and practice • To become familiar with seminal and ...

Author: C. Rojek

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230505117

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 243

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Offering readers the most complete and authoritative critical introduction to Leisure Theory and written by one of the major figures in the field, the book provides an exciting and reliable guide to leisure forms, leisure practice and the representation of leisure. It demonstrates how power relations influence leisure choices and introduces students to the primary functions and regulative mechanisms of leisure, providing a thought provoking account of the central problems confronting students of leisure today. Written with the needs of students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in mind, the book will quickly be recognized as the bible for Leisure Theory.
2005-09-09 By C. Rojek

Brett Lashua is educated in North American leisure sciences and leisure studies and has found himself at Leeds Beckett University, one of the most ... This handbook is grounded in an inter-disciplinary approach to leisure theory.

Author: Karl Spracklen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137564795

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 936

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This is the first handbook devoted entirely to leisure theory, charting the history and philosophy of leisure, theories in religion and culture, and rational theories of leisure in the Western philosophical tradition, as well as a range of socio-cultural theories from thinkers such as Adorno, Bauman, Weber and Marx. Drawing on contributions from experts in leisure studies from around the world, the four sections cover: traditional theories of leisure; rational theories of leisure; structural theories of leisure; and post-structural theories of leisure. The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory is essential reading for students and scholars working in leisure studies, social theory as well as those working on the problem of leisure in the wider humanities and social sciences.
2017-04-18 By Karl Spracklen

terms of reference that Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Freud applied in their social theories. They set out, as Durkheim ... But it wouldbe an error tosuppose that the fieldof leisure theory isfree of ambiguities. The writings of Marx, ...

Author: Chris Rojek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317821205

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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First published in 1985, this title explores theories of leisure in a capitalist society. Basing his argument on a refutation of the conventional association of leisure with freedom and free time, Chris Rojek examines the four main structural characteristics of modern leisure practice: privatisation, individuation, commercialisation and pacification. The writings of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Freud are used to locate the question of leisure in more mainstream social theory. This interesting reissue will be of particular value to students of sociology and leisure studies, and those with an interest in the relationship between leisure and power.
2013-12-19 By Chris Rojek

Rojek's wide-ranging works include a variety of theoretical approaches to leisure, some of which will be discussed in other sections of this book. In Capitalism and Leisure Theory (1985), he is critical of the failure of leisure theory ...

Author: Betsy Wearing

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857026002

Category: Education

Page: 219

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Wide-ranging and challenging, this book offers a host of new insights into how leisure theory has handled the question of gender difference and inequality. Providing a critical introduction to the leading positions in leisure theory, Betsy Wearing guides the reader through their strengths and weaknesses from a feminist perspective. This book draws attention to the various leisure experiences that women encounter and construct in their everyday lives and the meanings that these experiences have for them. Her perspective takes into account such poststructuralist ideas as multiple subjectivities of women and multiple femininities; the possibilities of resistance to male dominance in leisure; the potential through leisure of rewriting masculine and feminine scripts; and leisure as a site of struggle to challenge hegemonic masculinity.
1998-12-04 By Betsy Wearing

Max Kaplan , Leisure : Theory and Policy ( New York ; John Wiley & Sons , 1975 ) , p . 26 . 2. Ibid , chapter 2 . 3. Fred Best , " The Future of Retirement and Lifetime Distribution of Work " , ( based on testimony before the ...

Author: International Seminar on Leisure Policies (1979, Yerûsālayim)

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838631347

Category: Leisure

Page: 191

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Participants at an international conference on leisure contribute to this multidisciplinary volume which seeks better public policy decision making on the problems generated by the abundance of leisure in advanced technological societies.

1997. “Volunteers in Uniformed Youth Organizations.” World Leisure & Recreation 39(3):6–10. Jevons, William S. 2006. The Theory of Political Economy. Boston, MA: Adamant Media Corp. (Original published in 1888). Kaplan, Abraham. 1964.

Author: Robert A. Stebbins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137585172

Category: Social Science

Page: 82

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Volunteering and its nonprofit organizations have commonly been analyzed in economic terms, with volunteering being referred to as "unpaid (productive) work". This economic definition has been around far longer than that of volunteering conceived of as leisure, which is discussed as the volitional definition. By means of a lengthy literature review, this book sets out the theoretical and empirical contributions of the serious leisure perspective to understanding volunteer motivation. This second approach began more than 40 years ago. It answers the key motivational question of why people engage in unpaid productive work, laborious or not. Since in this conception payment in cash or in kind is not an incentive to perform such work, what encourages people to volunteer? The serious leisure perspective, unlike mainstream economics, can shed considerable light on this question.
2015-10-29 By Robert A. Stebbins

Auguste Comte (1798–1857), a Frenchman, coined the term 'sociology', and is therefore generally regarded as having founded the subject which since then has been the home of social theory. Because sports and all other leisure activities ...

Author: Ken Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317385851

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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Ken Roberts’ Social Theory, Sport and Leisure offers a clear, compact primer in social theory for students needing to engage with the application of sociological perspectives to the study of sport and leisure. Written in a straightforward style and assuming no prior knowledge, the book offers a fresh and easy to read overview of sociology’s contribution to sport and leisure studies. Ordered chronologically, each chapter: Focuses on the work of a major social theorist and their most influential ideas Provides helpful historical and biographical detail to set the person and their thinking in contemporary context Identifies questions in sport and leisure on which the theory can shed useful light Considers how the ideas can be, or have been, applied in the study of sport and leisure Works as a self-contained unit, enabling students and lecturers to use the book flexibly according to their needs. Written by an outstanding sociologist of leisure and sport, this intelligent yet jargon-free textbook enables students to get to grips with a wide range of important concepts and understand their diverse applications. As such, it is essential reading for any course designed to explore the place and meaning of sport and leisure in society.
2016-03-30 By Ken Roberts

Finally , the racism or more directly about barriers to participation interracial relations theory suggests that in outdoor recreation as a means of testing managers should re - examine their agencies the marginality and ethnicity ...

Author: William C. Gartner

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851997139

Category: Travel

Page: 496

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This book focuses on the issues and trends in outdoor, 'nature-based' recreation, leisure and tourism and explores the implications for public policy, planning, management and marketing. It is intended as supplementary reading for advanced students and is a useful reference tool.

In modern social thought the significance of work for understanding leisure has also loomed large. In The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899), Thorstein Veblen established the notion of leisure as a means of conspicuous consumption for ...

Author: Austin Harrington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136786945

Category: Reference

Page: 728

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The Encyclopedia of Social Theory contains over 500 entries varying from concise definitions of key terms and short biographies of key theorists to comprehensive surveys of leading concepts, debates, themes and schools. The object of the Encyclopedia has been to give thorough coverage of the central topics in theoretical sociology as well as terms and concepts in the methodology and philosophy of social science. Although 106 theorists are given entries, the emphasis of the work is on the elucidation of ideas rather than intellectual biography. The Encyclopedia covers the leading contemporary domains of debate on social theory and the classical legacies of social thinkers from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, giving proper balance to both the European and North American traditions and to important new developments in the global self-understanding of sociology. Social theory has become one of the most vigorous specialisms of sociology in recent years. This is in part due to the considerable overlaps of social theory with other disciplinary areas, such as cultural and media studies, anthropology, and political theory, and to the cross-disciplinary nature of theoretical approaches such as feminism and psychoanalysis, and new fields such as postcolonial studies. The editors have therefore worked to produce in the Encyclopedia of Social Theory a first-call reference for students and researchers across the social sciences and humanities with an interest in contemporary theory and the modern history of ideas. The Encyclopedia has been authored by leading international specialists in the field under the direction of a well-balanced editorial team. It is comprehensively cross-referenced and all larger entries carry bibliographies. There is a full index.
2012-12-06 By Austin Harrington

The young lady , meanwhile , finds sketching a very creative and relaxing way to spend her leisure moments . ... Applying more to the play and recreation of adults , the relaxation theory is similar to the surplus energy view that play ...

Author: Donald C. Weiskopf

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: WISC:89042076539

Category: Leisure

Page: 371

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