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Leisure in contemporary society.

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This second edition is a complete rewrite of the first edition published in 1999. It is an introductory undergraduate text on leisure in the UK and other similar Western societies. It has a sociological perspective and discusses recent debates and research on topics such as post-modernity, gender/feminist issues, consumer cultures and lifestyles. The book has 8 chapters and a subject index.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Leisure: past and present. Author(s): Roberts, K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) The growth of leisure. Author(s): Roberts, K.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 55) Work and leisure. Author(s): Roberts, K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 98) Gender. Author(s): Roberts, K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 123) The life course. Author(s): Roberts, K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 163) Lifestyles and identities. Author(s): Roberts, K.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 183) Consumption and consumerism. Author(s): Roberts, K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 211) The transformation of leisure? Author(s): Roberts, K.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9781845930691
  • Record Number
  • 20063157630