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The idea of leisure; first principles.


The idea of leisure; first principles.

Stebbins, Robert A.

Transaction Publishers


133 pages




Seeking to connect the idea of leisure to the idea of progress, Stebbins (sociology, University of Calgary) provides a conceptual statement of leisure that goes beyond the definitions found in dictionaries and handbooks. He approaches this definition of leisure from two angles: leisure as seen and experienced by the individual participant, and leisure as it fits into the wider social, cultural, and geographical world. Chapters cover leisure and the individual, leisure as space and domain, the serious leisure perspective (SLP), and leisure's image in the 21st century.

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Date:Feb 1, 2012
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