Leisure for Leisure

Critical Essays

  • Chris Rojek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Chris Rojek
      Pages 1-11
  3. Theoretical Perspectives on Leisure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. H. F. Moorhouse
      Pages 15-35
    3. Harvie Ferguson
      Pages 53-74
    4. David Frisby
      Pages 75-91
  4. Leisure, Power and Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Fred Coalter
      Pages 115-129
    3. Jeff Bishop, Paul Hoggett
      Pages 150-170
    4. Chris Rojek
      Pages 191-204
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 205-211

About this book


A collection of critical essays which reject the assumptions that leisure relations are relations of freedom, self determination, life satisfaction and growth. The essays look at power and policy issues in leisure relations and attempt to produce a critical sociology of the subject.


culture drugs economy freedom Freud Freud, Sigmund growth liberty life satisfaction planning Sigmund Freud sociology women work

Editors and affiliations

  • Chris Rojek
    • 1
  1. 1.RoutledgeUK

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