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Author Kleiber, Douglas A.

Title Leisure, experience and human development : a dialectical interpretation / Douglas A. Kleiber
Published New York : Basic Books, 1999


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 W'PONDS  790.0132 Kle/Lea  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 189 pages ; 23 cm
Series Lives in context
Lives in context.
Contents 1. The Many Faces of Leisure. Leisure as Context. Manifestations of Preferred Experience. The Place of Leisure in the Study of Development. Plan of This Book -- 2. Development, Motivation, and Leisure. Sources of Development. Intrinsic Motivation: The Push from Inside. Leisure and Development -- 3. Changes in Leisure Behavior over the Life Span. Life Span Changes. Childhood: The Emergence of Leisure. Adolescence: Finding a Self to Be Enjoyed. Adulthood: Role-Determined Leisure. Negative Life Events -- 4. Socialization Through Play and Leisure Activity. Socialization. The Power of Play. Structured Activities and Serious Leisure. Emotional Development. Social Competence, Morality, and Relatedness. The Development of Personal Competence. Extracurricular Activity. Deviance and Conformity. Unequal Playing Fields. Overaccommodation, Reproduction, and Resistance. Socialization into Adulthood -- 5. Leisure Experience and the Formation of Identity. Dimensions and Dialectics of Identity. The Relevance of Leisure in Identity Formation. The Derailment of Identity Formation in Leisure. Leisure Identity and Stabilization -- 6. Personal Expressiveness and the Transcendence of Negative Life Events. Negative Life Events. The Relevance of Leisure in Negative Life Events. Negative Life Events: Loss of Leisure, Loss of Self. Leisure Restored and Lives Restoried -- 7. Self-Renewal and Generativity in Middle Age. Individuation and Self-Renewal. Leisure as a Context for Individuation and Self-Renewal. Generativity. Leisure as a Context for Generativity. Reconsidering Generativity and Self-Renewal. Optimizing Leisure for Self-Renewal and Generativity -- 8. Engagement, Disengagement, and Integration in Later Life. Leisure and Aging Well. Ego Integrity. Engagement. Disengagement. Integration. Retirement
Summary "Douglas Kleiber argues that the value of leisure for development lies in the particular experiences derived from those leisure activities. Experiences that fulfill a need for autonomy, competence, self-expression, and relatedness; that provide a dialectical response to other people's action; or that address age-related tasks are generative of development and self-actualization. Kleiber then demonstrates how leisure patterns indicate that activities stimulating developmental change are taken less often and less effectively than they might be. He concludes by promoting personal, social, and political practices and opportunities that would optimize our use of leisure."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Developmental psychology.
Leisure -- Psychological aspects.
Leisure -- Social aspects.
Play -- Psychological aspects.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
LC no. 98043804
ISBN 081333148X
0813331498 (paperback)
9780813331492 (paperback)
Other Titles Leisure experience & human development