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Author Shivers, Jay Sanford, 1930- author

Title The story of leisure : context, concepts, and current controversy / Jay S. Shivers, Lee J. deLisle
Published Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [1997]
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c1997


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Description v, 217 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
regular print
Contents Contents: Pt. 1. Leisure and Human Development. Ch. 1. The Dawn of Leisure. Ch. 2. Ancient Near Eastern Civilization and Leisure. Ch. 3. Ancient Western Civilizations and Leisure. Ch. 4. Leisure During the Middle Ages. Ch. 5. The American Experiment -- Pt. II. Leisure in Social Context. Ch. 6. Understanding Leisure and the Recreational Experience. Ch. 7. Community Coordination for Leisure Service. Ch. 8. The Economics of Leisure. Ch. 9. Leisure Threats to the Environment. Ch. 10. Social Pressures and Leisure. Ch. 11. Leisure and the Market. Ch. 12. Leisure and Popular Culture. Ch. 13. Trends in Leisure
Summary Not only is The Story of Leisure an outstanding textbook; it's also an enjoyable read for recreational specialists, sport historians, and sport sociologists
The Story of Leisure, takes a detailed, and sometimes controversial, look at the meaning of leisure - what it is, how it developed, what it has become, and where it is going. Written by a professor who has been studying leisure and culture for more than forty years and a manager of a dynamic municipal recreational agency, this thought-provoking book will help you understand the importance of leisure as a basis for cultural development. Part I examines the history of leisure from the prehistoric age to the present. It recounts the development of leisure and explores the events that have shaped how people define and use leisure. Part II discusses concepts and philosophies - such as culture, recreation, and social programs - as they pertain to leisure. Timelines, case studies, and stories allow you to put the material into perspective while controversy questions help you to consider other points of view
Analysis History
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-207) and index
Subject Leisure -- Economic aspects.
Leisure -- History.
Leisure -- Political aspects.
Leisure -- Social aspects.
Leisure -- Sociological aspects.
Author DeLisle, Lee J., 1954-
LC no. 96048339
ISBN 0873229967