First published in 1938. This study examines various aspects of leisure in the early twentieth century. The author observes the differences in leisure between the various echelons of society, as well as the differences of leisure amongst children and adults. Durant also explores in depth several modes of leisure, including the cinema, sport, and gambling. This title will be of interest to students of history, sociology, and leisure studies.
1. Leisure in the Machine Age 2. Leisure in Our Society 3. "The Machinery of Amusement" 4. Organizations for Leisure 5. The Outlook for Leisure; Bibliography; Index of Names; Index of Subjects
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.