Freedom to be

a new sociology of leisure
Author: John Robert Kelly
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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Encyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation

Author: John Jenkins,John Pigram
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134528396
Category: Reference
Page: 752
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This is a key reference guide for the exploration of leisure and outdoor recreation. It reflects the multidisciplinary nature of these fields and contextualizes the leading research and knowledge on key concepts, theories and practices. Edited by leading authorities in the field, this volume includes a comprehensive index, and up-to-date suggestions for further reading. It is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent study, and a solid starting point for wider subject exploration.


Author: Gerd Reinhold
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486804367
Category: Social Science
Page: 764
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Nachschlagewerk zur Soziologie: Unerläßlich für alle an den Ergebnissen soziologischen Denkens und Forschens Interessierten - vom Laien bis zum Wissenschaftler!


Author: John Robert Kelly
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131105614
Category: Leisure
Page: 436
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This text offers an approach to the study of leisure and recreation in the USA, including historical and philosophical backgrounds relevant to the subject. Current research and statistics are combined with qualitative and case-study material to explore the meanings and orientations of leisure.

Understanding Leisure and Recreation

Mapping the Past, Charting the Future
Author: Edgar Lionel Jackson,Thomas L. Burton
Publisher: State College, Pa. : Venture Pub.
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 653
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Recreation Business

Strategies for Success
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781571679192
Page: 190
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Recreation Business: Strategies for Success is a conversation about leisure-based businesses for classroom and online courses. From the point of view of a senior scholar who has studied leisure and its social contexts for 5 decades, Kelly begins by introducing the scope and variety of recreation businesses and discusses major issues in the field. Then he turns toward social and behavioral science research about recreation and leisure that has been developed since 1970, answering the question, how does this research guide and direct the beginning and operation of a recreation business? Throughout the book, Kelly encourages dialogue and learning through questions, cases, research ideas, debates, online resources, and more. The beginning is that leisure is different. The focus is on what a recreation business sells or rents: an experience. The crucial element is quality. And decades of study have yielded a lot of insight into how leisure experiences can be raised to a level that will attract and retain clients. John R. (Jack) Kelly

The Sociology of Healthcare

Author: Alan Clarke
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9781405858496
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 435
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The Sociology of Healthcare, Second Edition explores the impact of current social changes on health, illness and healthcare, and provides an overview of the fundamental concerns in these areas. This new edition features a brand new chapter entitled ‘End of Life’ which will help health and social care workers to respond with confidence to one of the most difficult and challenging areas of care. The ‘End of Life’ chapter includes information on changing attitudes to death, theories of death and dying, and palliative care. All chapters have been thoroughly updated to address diversity issues such as gender, ethnicity and disability. In addition, expanded and updated chapters include ‘Childhood and Adolescence’ and ‘Health Inequalities’. The text is further enhanced through the use of case studies that relate theory to professional practice, and discussion questions to aid understanding. Links to websites direct the reader to further information on health, social wellbeing and government policies. This book is essential reading for all students of healthcare including nursing, medicine, midwifery and health studies and for those studying healthcare as part of sociology, social care and social policy degrees. “In an age when health policy follows an individualist model of “personal responsibility” this book by Alan Clarke demonstrates with a vast array of evidence, just how much there is such a thing as society. An excellent overall book.” Dr. Stephen Cowden, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Coventry University

The Labour of Leisure

The Culture of Free Time
Author: Chris Rojek
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 184920439X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 216
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Leisure has always been associated with freedom, choice and flexibility. The week-end 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 labour. 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. The requisite empathy for others, socially acceptable values and correct forms of self-presentation demand work. Much of this work is concentrated in non-work activity, compromising traditional connections between leisure and freedom. Ranging widely from an analysis of the inflated aspirations of the leisure society thesis to the culture of deception that permeates leisure choice, Rojek shows how leisure is inextricably linked to emotional labour and intelligence. It is now a school for life. In challenging the orthodox understandings of freedom and free time, The Labour of Leisure sets out an indispensable new approach to the meaning of leisure. Chris Rojek is Professor of Sociology and Culture at Brunel University. In 2003 he was awarded the Allen V. Sapora Award for outstanding achievement in the field of leisure studies.

Freedom Power & Democ Plan

Author: Karl Mannheim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113618712X
Category: Social Science
Page: 408
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First published in 1951. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies

Author: Tony Blackshaw
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136495584
Category: Social Science
Page: 632
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This landmark publication brings together some of the most perceptive commentators of the present moment to explore core ideas and cutting edge developments in the field of Leisure Studies. It offers important new insights into the dynamics of the transformation of leisure in contemporary societies, tracing the emergent issues at stake in the discipline and examining Leisure Studies’ fundamental connections with cognate disciplines such as Sociology, Cultural Studies, History, Sport Studies and Tourism. This book contains original work from key scholars across the globe, including those working outside the Leisure Studies mainstream. It showcases the state of the art of contemporary Leisure Studies, covering key topics and key thinkers from the psychology of leisure to leisure policy, from Bourdieu to Baudrillard, and suggests that leisure in the 21st century should be understood as centring on a new ‘Big Seven’ (holidays, drink, drugs, sex, gambling, TV and shopping). No other book has gone as far in redefining the identity of the discipline of Leisure Studies, or in suggesting how the substantive ideas of Leisure Studies need to be rethought. The Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies should therefore be the intellectual guide of first choice for all scholars, academics, researchers and students working in this subject area.

Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435331603
Category: Sociology
Page: 831
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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

Administration and Management in Criminal Justice , A Service Quality Approach

Sociology, Criminology
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467217557
Category: Education
Page: 32
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Administration and Management in Criminal Justice , A Service Quality Approach. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

The Sociology of Healthcare

A Reader for Health Professionals
Author: Sarah Earle,Gayle Letherby
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113726585X
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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A comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary readings in the sociology of health. The Sociology of Healthcare will stimulate debate, reflexive practice and critical thinking in applied sociology and is aimed at the teaching and learning needs of both lecturers and students.

The Plebeian Experience

A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom
Author: Martin Breaugh
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520816
Category: Philosophy
Page: 344
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How do people excluded from political life achieve political agency? Through a series of historical events that have been mostly overlooked by political theorists, Martin Breaugh identifies fleeting yet decisive instances of emancipation in which people took it upon themselves to become political subjects. Emerging during the Roman plebs's first secession in 494 BCE, the plebeian experience consists of an underground or unexplored configuration of political strategies to obtain political freedom. The people reject domination through political praxis and concerted action, therefore establishing an alternative form of power. Breaugh's study concludes in the nineteenth century and integrates ideas from sociology, philosophy, history, and political science. Organized around diverse case studies, his work undertakes exercises in political theory to show how concepts provide a different understanding of the meaning of historical events and our political present. The Plebeian Experience describes a recurring phenomenon that clarifies struggles for emancipation throughout history, expanding research into the political agency of the many and shedding light on the richness of radical democratic struggles from ancient Rome to Occupy Wall Street and beyond.

Enhancing the City.

New Perspectives for Tourism and Leisure
Author: Giovanni Maciocco,Silvia Serreli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048124190
Category: Social Science
Page: 369
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Departing from a survey on the post-modern landscapes of tourism, this book explores the transformations the city has undergone and the way it has become a simulacrum offered to tourists, spectacularised with the aim of increasing its capacity for attraction. The experiences dealt with in the papers of authors belonging to different disciplinary fields, emphasise the city’s tendencies to create “stage-set contexts” of the private type, be it historic quarters, theme parks or hypermarkets. Issues like aestheticisation, thematisation and genericity are dealt with, conceptual categories that highlight the weak resistance cities put up against the rules of the leisure industry and, more generally speaking, the consumer economy. The book inquires into the capacity of the urban and territorial project to construct a perspective for a public dimension of space. This is linked with ethical action of the project involving an active relationship with places and a capacity to understand the dynamics of different urban populations. In this sense capacity for innovation and creativity can contribute to transforming “islands” of leisure into places of the city and consumers into citizens.

Juvenile Justice , A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice

Sociology, Criminology
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467217115
Category: Education
Page: 48
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Juvenile Justice , A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

A Veblen Treasury

From Leisure Class to War, Peace, and Capitalism
Author: Thorstein Veblen,Rick Tilman
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563242625
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 402
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China's relationship with the developing world is a fundamental part of its larger foreign policy strategy. Sweeping changes both within and outside of China and the transformation of geopolitics since the end of the cold war have prompted Beijing to reevaluate its strategies and objectives in regard to emerging nations.Featuring contributions by recognized experts, this is the first full-length treatment of China's relationship with the developing world in nearly two decades. Section one provides a general overview and framework of analysis for this important aspect of Chinese policy. The chapters in the second part of the book systematically examine China's relationships with Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Latin America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The book concludes with a look into the future of Chinese foreign policy.