Decentring Leisure: Rethinking Leisure Theory (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society)

by Chris Rojek

Paperback, 1995


SAGE Publications Ltd (1995), 224 pages


This book explores the meaning of leisure in the context of key social formations of our time. Chris Rojek brings together the insights of feminsim, Marxism, Weber, Elias, Simmel, Nietzsche and Baudrillard to produce a survey - and rethinking - of leisure theory. At the same time he presents a radical critique of the traditional ′centring′ of leisure, on ′escape′, ′freedom′ and ′choice′. Revealing how leisure practices have responded to living in a risk society, he shows that ′free′ time becomes something very different when simulation and nostalgia lie at the heart of everyday life.


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224 p.; 6.25 inches


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