Global Leisure and the Struggle for a Better World

  • Anju Beniwal
  • Rashmi Jain
  • Karl Spracklen

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Anju Beniwal, Rashmi Jain, Karl Spracklen
    Pages 1-17
  3. Local Leisure: Meaning and Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Miraíra Noal Manfroi, Adriana Aparecida da Fonseca Viscardi, Daliana Stephanie Lecuona, Giandra Anceski Bataglion, Verônica Werle, Juliana de Paula Figueiredo et al.
      Pages 49-74
    3. Zuhal Yonca Odabas, Günnur Ertong Attar
      Pages 75-94
  4. Virtual Leisure and Pop Culture

  5. Global Leisure and Responses

  6. Anju Beniwal, Rashmi Jain, Karl Spracklen
    Pages 303-310
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 311-313

About this book


This edited collection highlights the diversity and reach of global leisure studies and global leisure theory. It explores the impact of globalization on leisure, and the sites of resistance and accommodation found in local, virtual and global leisure spaces.

Unlike any other collection on leisure studies, Global Leisure and the Struggle for a Better World is truly representative of the diversity of the large and growing leisure scholarship across the globe. It demonstrates how researchers in leisure studies and sociology of leisure are applying complex theory to their work, and how a new theory of global leisure is emerging.


Global Leisure Theory Leisure in Japan Comic-Con and Leisure Gender and the Nigerian Musical Industry Video Games and Families Virtual Reality and the Body Japanese Idol Culture Leisure Time and Youth Well-Being Sexlessness among Contemporary Japanese Couples

Editors and affiliations

  • Anju Beniwal
    • 1
  • Rashmi Jain
    • 2
  • Karl Spracklen
    • 3
  1. 1.Government Meera Girls CollegeRajasthanIndia
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of RajasthanJaipurIndia
  3. 3.School of Film, Music & Performing ArtsLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom

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