Freedom to Be: A New Sociology of Leisure, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Freedom to Be

A New Sociology of Leisure, 1st Edition

By John R. Kelly


258 pages

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pub: 2019-05-15
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First published in 1987. Following an introductory chapter on the nature of theory and the outline of the book, there are eight chapters on the explanatory approaches, or models, employed in this dialectical analysis of the leisure industry. These models focus on particular elements of leisure: experience, decision, development, identities, interaction, institutions, political forces, and human definitions. With a new preface to the re-issue by the author, this title will be of great interest to students of Sociology and Leisure Studies.

Table of Contents

1. The Play of Theories 2. Leisure as Immediate Experience 3. Existential Theory 4. Developmental Theory 5. Social Identity Theory 6. Interaction Theory 7. Institutional Theory 8. Political Theory 9. Humanist Theory 10. Dialectical Theory: A Synthesis; Annotated Bibliography; Indexes

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Routledge Library Editions: Leisure Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General