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