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Leisure from International Voices

Author: Karla A Henderson; Atara Sivan
Publisher: Urbana, IL : Sagamore-Venture Publishing LLC, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book highlights how important leisure is in the lives of people throughout the world and how it is universal in its value. Yet, leisure is also imagined and practiced in various ways based on geographic areas and their associated cultures. Chapters are presented from six continents, with 33 individual scholars from across the globe providing a broad perspective of leisure and its meanings."--
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karla A Henderson; Atara Sivan
ISBN: 9781571678874 1571678875 1571678883 9781571678881
OCLC Number: 1023716767
Description: xvii, 254 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Leisure from International Voices : A Prologue / Karla A. Henderson and Atara Sivan --
The Paradox of Australian Leisure / John R. Tower --
Leisure in Brazil : Trends and Perspectives in a Contemporary Society / Ricardo R. Uvinha and Edmur A. Stoppa --
Our Home and Native Land : Understanding Leisure in a Diverse and Evolving Canada / Janet K. L. McKeown, Zara E. Rafferty, and Mark E. Havitz --
Leisure in China / Lijun Zhou --
Leisure in Ghana : Whence and Whither? / Aaron Yankholmes --
Leisure in Asia's World City : Voices from Hong Kong / Atara Sivan and Gertrude Po-Kwan Siu --
Hungarian Leisure Development from Different Perspectives / Miklos Banhidi --
Israel, Leisure, and the Reinvention of an Ancient Nation / Elie Cohen-Gewerc --
A Kenyan Perspective / Jane Wanjiku Kamau, Daniel Gaita Njenga, Yasmin Goodwin, Nkatha Muthomi, and Jonathan Kimtai Rotich --
Korean Leisure and Tourism Under Modernity and Globalization / Sokho Choe --
Leisure Lifestyles in Multicultural Malaysia / Kwan Meng Lee and Selina Khoo --
Focusing on Leisure from a Mexican Perspective / Adriana E. Estrada-González --
The Case of the Netherlands / Jan W. Te Kloeze --
Leisure Below Down-under : A Voice from New Zealand / Neil Carr --
Sierra Leone : Living a Leisure Lifestyle / Abubakarr Jalloh --
Leisure in South Africa : Choices, Challenges, and Consequences / Subaluxmi Naidoo --
Leisure in Spain / Cristina Ortega Nuere and Ana Viñals Blanco --
Working Hard, Playing Hard : Leisure in Switzerland / Aurelia Kogler-Bahl --
Taiwanese Leisure : Opportunities and Constraints with a Focus on Women / Chiung-Tzu Lucetta Tsai --
The Conception and Perception of Leisure in Turkey / Bülent Gürbüz --
Leisure in Uganda : Voices from Baganda / Constance A. N. Nsibambi --
Leisure, Consumption, and the Speed Up of Time in the United States / David Scott --
Leisure from International Voices : An Epilogue / Atara Sivan and Karla A. Henderson.
Responsibility: Karla A. Henderson, Atara Sivan, editors.

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"The book highlights how important leisure is in the lives of people throughout the world and how it is universal in its value. Yet, leisure is also imagined and practiced in various ways based on geographic areas and their associated cultures. Chapters are presented from six continents, with 33 individual scholars from across the globe providing a broad perspective of leisure and its meanings."--

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