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  • ISBN: 9780131105614
  • ISBN10: 0131105612


by Kelly, John R. A

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 0003
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • Publish date: 06/01/1995
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Description: I. CONTEMPORARY LEISURE: PEOPLE AND RESOURCES. 1. The World of Leisure. The Variety of Leisure. The Scope of Leisure. The Importance of Leisure. Why Study Leisure? A Preview of Coming Attractions. 2. Leisure, Recreation, and Play. What is Leisure? What is Recreation? What is Play? Summary of Issues. 3. Sources of Leisure Style. Stylistic Variety in Leisure. Three Models of Leisure Styles. Leisure in the Midst of Life. A Pluralistic Approach to Leisure. The Role-Identity Model. The Centrality of Leisure. 4. Leisure and the Life Course. The Family Life Cycle. Leisure Roles and Identities. The Preparation Periods. The Establishment Periods. Reintegration and the Later Years. Summary of Issues. 5. Leisure in a Diverse Society. The Ethnicity of Leisure. Elements of Diversity. Explaining Diversity. 6. Politics and Policy. How is Leisure Political. Politics and Leisure in the Future. Does the United States have a Leisure Policy? 7. Work and Time. Work and Employment. The Alleged Centrality of Work. The Myth of the Declining Workweek. Does Work Determine Leisure? Dualism, Holism, or Pluralism? Time, Income, and Leisure Values. Summary of Issues. II. LEISURE: PAST AND FUTURE. 8. The Ancient Heritage. Leisure in Simple Cultures. Preindustrial Societies. Greek Civilization. Rome: The Politics of Leisure. The Sacred and the Secular. 9. Leisure Ideals and Work Ethics. Leisure and the Reformation. The Renaissance and Humanistic Freedom. English Conflict: Reform and Restoration. The Colonies and A New Nation. The Southern Colonies and the Leisure Class. Asceticism versus Expression. Summary of Issues. 10. Industrial America and the City. The New Industrial City. Industrialization, Time, and Space. The Recreation Response to the New City. Leisure in the New City. Urbanization and Leisure: A Summary. 11. From Community to Consumption. Divisions and Contrasts. Westward Expansion and Preindustrial America. Small Towns in Transition. Wars and the Great Depression. Transforming Technologies and the Commercialization of Leisure. The Consumer Society. 12. Leisure and the Future. The Nature of Social Change. Institutional Factors in Leisure Change. Continuities and Changes. III. FORMS OF LEISURE AND RECREATION. 13. Sport and Exercise. Aggregate Participation in Sport. Sport and Television. Sport and Leisure. Personal Meanings of Sport. Sport Socialization. Exercise and Health. Summary of Issues. 14. Outdoor Recreation. Federal Recreation Programs. State Recreation Provisions. Recreation Environment Conflicts. Leisure and Natural Environments. Summary of Issues. 15. Leisure and the Arts. The Scope of the Arts as Leisure. The Fine Arts as Leisure. Freedom and Form. Summary of Issues. 16. Popular Culture and Mass Media. The Scope of Popular Culture. P
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