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Man and leisure; a philosophy of recreation.

Author: Charles Kestner Brightbill
Publisher: Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press [1973, ©1961]
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Brightbill, Charles Kestner, 1910-1966.
Man and leisure.
Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press [1973, ©1961]
(OCoLC)622871378
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Kestner Brightbill
ISBN: 0837168368 9780837168364
OCLC Number: 591458
Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Description: xi, 292 pages 22 cm
Contents: Life comes first : Only people count ; Who and what are we? ; What do we want?: to be healthy, to be free, to discover ourselves, to be wanted, to be useful, to find our place in the universe --
Living: labor and leisure : A matter of time ; No job, no joy ; Play is the thing ; An attitude of mind ; Recognizing recreation ; Forces that propel us ; Man is not a splinter ; The case for recreation --
Leisure: pillar and problem of scientific culture : Leisure and the cultural past ; Spokes in the cultural wheel ; Leisure --
the offspring of science ; Leisure and other problems: More people, more money, more mobility ; What to do: Compulsive living, balance and leisure ; Bothersome boredom ; What kind of man? --
Pleasure, play, and prosperity : Through the windowpane of wealth ; Leisure time is consumption time ; The link with legal tender ; Ceilingless market ; Laws of economics apply ; Transport for taxes ; Values immeasurable --
Religion, respectability, and recreation : Mystery, mother or religion ; Religion's relation to leisure and recreation ; Other common denominators ; Evangelism and play ; Help toward wholeness ; When religion is recreation ; Most always good, sometimes bad ; Only to be young ; Ethics and religion ; For pleasure's sake ; Down through history ; Morality is not static ; Our moral contradictions ; The machine's threat to morals ; We are free to choose. Beauty or boredom? : What is art? ; Art's increasing popularity ; Art and recreation --
no strangers ; Road to beauty ; Departure from conformity ; Impressionable years and susceptible minds ; Technology and environment ; Now what? --
What comes naturally : As a matter of course ; Pressures around us ; It all makes sense ; Return to adventure ; The laurel is for learning ; River, tree, or mountain ; Fresh and lasting grandeur ; Terra firma prima ; With companionship abounding --
Recreative self-power to personality : Personality --
what is it? ; Deny play, warp personality ; No two alike ; The positive personality ; The negative personality ; The most valuable treasure ; Leisure-mirror of personality ; Chemistry and cravings change with age ; Seeing ourselves ; I did it ; A chance to explore ; Getting our share ; What leisure should do for us ; Why do we hesitate? ; Let's get it ; Creative me --
why and where ; Force of motivation --
Road to learning: Education or learning? ; Why education? ; Learning for living ; Organized always? ; Adjustment not automatic ; Wanted --
new values and time ; An early start ; Educate for leisure --
but how? ; How we learn ; Laws of learning ; It can be enjoyable ; What we want education to do for us ; Custodian of enthusiasm ; Serving the ends of education ; Whose job? ; What of the school? ; Liberal education and education for living ; Not for containment --
Blueprint for health : Perspective on action ; The recreative component ; But what to choose? ; For the even mental keel ; Ailments and afflictions ; Chase those blues ; An easy pill to swallow ; Play and the medical mission ; When the theory is applied --
Citadel for freedom : Freedom's essence ; Bench marks of freedom ; Give and take ; Unsuspected hazards ; Freedom for what? ; Democracy, leisure and recreation --
A social proposition : Social problems to confound us ; Delinquent dilemma ; Transcendent of social ills ; To be understood ; My society, my government, and me ; Action --
three ways.

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