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The labour of leisure : the culture of free time

Author: Chris Rojek
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage Publications, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leisure has always been associated with freedom, choice, and flexibility. The weekend and vacations were celebrated as 'time off'. In his compelling new book, Chris Rojek turns this shibboleth on its head to demonstrate how leisure has become a form of labor. Modern men and women are required to be competent, relevant, and credible, not only in the work place but with their mates, children, parents, and communities.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Rojek
ISBN: 1412945526 9781412945523 9781412945530 1412945534
OCLC Number: 440187117
Description: 208 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Positioning Leisure --
The Leisure Society Thesis And Its Consequences --
Roadblocks to Free Time --
Visionaries and Pragmatists --
What Is Wrong With Leisure Studies? --
Multiple Equilibria: A Balanced Approach --
The State --
Corporations --
It's Still Leisure, Stupid.
Responsibility: Chris Rojek.
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Discursive, engaging and enlightening challenge to orthadox approaches to the ideas of free time and leisure, from the preeminent figure in leisure studies.  Read more...

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As ever Rojek's spotlight on the world of leisure is so bright that it makes the rest of leisure studies fade to grey. He has also clearly developed a new talent for conceptual concision and clarity, Read more...

 
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