Leisure, Health and Well-Being

A Holistic Approach

  • Zsuzsanna Benkő
  • Ishwar Modi
  • Klára Tarkó

Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. “Go West”

  3. The “Visegrád Four”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. György Bárdos, Júlia Ábrahám
      Pages 81-89
    3. Melinda Látos, Zita Sándor, Pálma Kriston, Rózsa Havancsák, Zoltán Horváth, Attila Paszt et al.
      Pages 99-114
    4. Katalin Lacsán, Zoltán Arany, Attila Farkas
      Pages 115-120
    5. Ferenc Győri, László Balogh
      Pages 121-133
    6. Ádám Nagy, Levente Székely, Márta Barbarics
      Pages 153-170
    7. Iva Jedličková
      Pages 179-186
    8. Kálmán Ercsei, Zita Kiss, Réka Plugor, Júlia Szabó, Valér Veres
      Pages 187-227
    9. Justyna Kijonka
      Pages 229-245
  4. “Oh, East Is East …”

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 309-315

About this book


This book explores health and leisure as a holistic phenomenon with individual and social dimensions. Contributors to this edited volume explore the physical, mental, emotional, sexual and social aspects of health and leisure as well as the influence of moral and religious principles. The connections between the individual and the social structure, social integration, the social division of labor, and the natural environment are also analysed.

The volume studies this relationship from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including sociology, psychology, psychiatry, medical sciences, sport sciences, education, policy making, and from both national and international perspectives. As such, the collection will be of interest to scholars and students across a range of disciplines, including Leisure Studies, Health Studies, Health Promotion, Psychology and Mental Health, Sociology and Sport Studies.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Zsuzsanna Benkő
    • 1
  • Ishwar Modi
    • 2
  • Klára Tarkó
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Applied Health SciencesUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary
  2. 2.India International Institute of Social SciencesJaipurIndia
  3. 3.Juhász Gyula Faculty of EducationUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33256-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33257-4
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