This volume, first published in 1975 with a new introduction by Ziona Strelitz, marked a pioneering contribution to family and leisure studies. The study includes empirical material collected in the form of biographical case studies. The case studies are not only rich in detail and well presented, but they provide a meaning of leisure within the pattern of life of the individuals studied. This book will be of great interest to students of leisure and family studies.
Acknowledgments; 1. Beyond Palpable Mass Demand 2. Young People and Leisure: Identity Crystallisation 3. Young Adults: Identification with Social Institutions 4. The Establishment Phase: Life Investments 5. Life Styles for Later Years: Personal and Social Integration 6. Leisure Provision: Specialist Providers Cannot Do It All 7. Leisure: The Individual, the Family and Society; Bibliography; Index
This set of 12 volumes, originally published between 1938 and 2001, brings together research on Leisure Studies, including works on young people and leisure, the family, and political influence on the leisure industry. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology and leisure.