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Decentring Leisure

1st Edition

Rethinking Leisure Theory

Chris Rojek
eISBN-13: 9781848609655

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This book explores the meaning of leisure in the context of key social formations of our time. Chris Rojek brings together the insights of feminsim, Marxism, Weber, Elias, Simmel, Nietzsche and Baudrillard to produce a survey - and rethinking - of leisure theory. At the same time he presents a radical critique of the traditional ′centring′ of leisure, on ′escape′, ′freedom′ and ′choice′.



Revealing how leisure practices have responded to living in a risk society, he shows that ′free′ time becomes something very different when simulation and nostalgia lie at the heart of everyday life.

Sold By SAGE Publications
ISBNs 9780803988132, 9780803988132, 9781848609655, 1848609655
Language English
Number of Pages 224
Edition 1st