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Leisure Theory

Principles and Practice

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Chris Rojek
    Pages 1-16
  3. Chris Rojek
    Pages 17-48
  4. Chris Rojek
    Pages 49-79
  5. Chris Rojek
    Pages 80-109
  6. Chris Rojek
    Pages 110-124
  7. Chris Rojek
    Pages 125-133
  8. Chris Rojek
    Pages 134-145
  9. Chris Rojek
    Pages 146-169
  10. Chris Rojek
    Pages 170-187
  11. Chris Rojek
    Pages 188-221
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 222-243

About this book


Offering readers the most complete and authoritative critical introduction to Leisure Theory and written by one of the major figures in the field, the book provides an exciting and reliable guide to leisure forms, leisure practice and the representation of leisure. It demonstrates how power relations influence leisure choices and introduces students to the primary functions and regulative mechanisms of leisure, providing a thought provoking account of the central problems confronting students of leisure today. Written with the needs of students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in mind, the book will quickly be recognized as the bible for Leisure Theory.


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About the authors

CHRIS ROJEK is Professor of Sociology and Culture at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is the author of many books the most recent of which are Celebrity, Stuart Hall, and Frank Sinatra. In 2003 he was awarded the Allen V. Sapora Award for outstanding achievement in the field of Leisure Studies.

Bibliographic information


' It is the first book I have read that systematically integrates the study of leisure within the general historical and theoretical framework of the human sciences. As such, it should find its proper place as one of the fundamentals of the study of leisure. Every serious student or faculty member in leisure studies, tourism studies and related fields ( e.g. hospitality) will want to read this book' - Dean MacCannell, University of California, Davis, USA