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Leisure, Sports & Society

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The way we organise our free time can reveal a great deal about our identities and ideology. This book explores what our sports and leisure choices can tell us about the society in which we live. Comprehensive, cutting edge...

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The way we organise our free time can reveal a great deal about our identities and ideology. This book explores what our sports and leisure choices can tell us about the society in which we live. Comprehensive, cutting edge and packed with global examples it covers all the essentials for students of sports and leisure sociology.

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Provides a brand new, cuttingedge approach to sociology of leisure
Includes fascinating and engaging case studies from across the globe
Balances depth and breadth of coverage to appeal to a variety of leisure courses

Introduction: What is Sociology of Leisure?.- PART I: UNDERSTANDING LEISURE 1. A History and Philosophy of Leisure.- 2. Leisure and Modernity.- 3. Leisure and Work.- 4. Leisure as Function.- PART II: LEISURE SOCIOLOGIES 5. Leisure and Structure.- 6. Leisure and Inequality.- 7. Leisure and Identity.- 8. Leisure and Community.- 9. Leisure Subcultures.- PART III: LEISURE TRENDS 10. Leisure and Globalization.- 11. Leisure and Commodification.- 12. Leisure and Postmodernity.- 13. Postmodern Leisure.- 14. Liquid Leisure and Intentionality.- 15. Leisure and Resistance.- 16. Dark Leisure.- 17. The Future of Leisure.- PART IV: THE MEANING AND PURPOSE OF LEISURE 18. The Meaning and Purpose of Leisure.
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Karl Spracklen is a Professor of Leisure Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. 

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Karl Spracklen is a Professor of Leisure Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. 

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