Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors hereWhat is the place of leisure in societies where people complain of 'over-work'? How do personal freedom and choice relate to the inequalities of class, gender, disability and ethnicity? This critical introduction to the field offers a systematic account of the meaning and structure of leisure today. The book: , situates the student in the field , provides a comprehensive account of the leading approaches to leisure , explores the influence of class, race, gender, ethnicity, disability and age , discusses to role of the sate , examines leisure in the context of changing work relationships , locates leisure in the debate around globalization In short, this is an indispensable, one-stop guide to understanding leisure.
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