This is a legacy of note and, it should now be noted, a practical one at that. For instance, leisure plays an important role in therapeutic recreation, art-science-heritage administration (especially through volunteering), tourism and tourist events, ethnic lifestyles, aging and retirement, among other areas of modern life. The broad images of leisure seem not to have a geographic basis. That is, leisure is generally seen as fun, planned, or spontaneous or unwanted, frivolous, or a waste of time. As such, the common sense images are a distinct part of a society’s culture. Within that society there will be patterns of leisure activity evident across demographic lines: social-class, religion, gender, occupation, age, and the like. The common sense images have implications for higher education and government.
KeywordsSpace Common sense Culture Demographic correlates Higher education Government Leisure
- Breeze, M. (2015). Seriousness and women’s roller derby: Gender, organization, and ambivalence. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.Google Scholar
- Oldenburg, R. (1999). The great good places: Cafés, coffee shops, bookstores, bars, hair salons and other hangouts at the heart of a community. Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo.Google Scholar