The sociology of leisure is an important part of most leisure and recreation management degree and leisure studies BTEC courses. This book is designed to provide essential material in an accessible form for students. It draws together 24 classic readings which provide comprehensive coverage of key conceptual debates in the sociology of leisure.
Contemporary trends. Introduction. Leisure in Britain. Activities. Leisure and common experiences. Introduction. Work and leisure. Leisure and the family. Leisure and the life cycle. Activities. Leisure and social relations. Introduction. Class and leisure. Gender and leisure. Ethnicity and leisure. Activities. Types of leisure provision. Introduction. Commercial provision. Voluntary provision. Public provision. Activities. Theories and prognostications. Introduction. Sociological theory. Leisure and the future. Activities.