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Leisure Studies in a Global Era

The Meaning of Leisure

Definitions and Practices among Migrant and Non-Migrant Women in an Urban Space

Authors: Sandoval, Vania L.

  • Complicates problematic common explanations for differing conceptions/definitions of leisure 
  • Draws on extensive fieldwork to show how various women's views of leisure are shaped by particular experiences of migration and the urban spaces they inhabit 
  • Bridges migration studies and leisure studies while also combining rigorous empirical research with theory 
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This book deals with the concept of leisure and the everyday leisure practices of a group of diverse single women in an urban setting—Mannheim, Germany. Vania Sandoval focuses on how social structure and individual choices relate to each other in the local context. Initially, the book considers the women as a relatively homogenous group, analyzing how they conceive, organize and experience their leisure in a similar manner with individual nuances. It then proceeds to highlight some of the processes that lead, in this particular case, to migration-based differences in their leisure practices. 

About the authors

Vania L. Sandoval earned her PhD in social and cultural anthropology at the Ruprecht—Karl University of Heidelberg, Germany. Her research interests include emigration to Europe and cultural identity, the anthropology of food and eating, and leisure and lifestyle studies.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sandoval, Vania L.

    Pages 1-36

  • The City of Mannheim

    Sandoval, Vania L.

    Pages 37-90

  • The Meaning of Leisure

    Sandoval, Vania L.

    Pages 91-134

  • Leisure Practices

    Sandoval, Vania L.

    Pages 135-180

  • Migration Background and Leisure

    Sandoval, Vania L.

    Pages 181-203

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Meaning of Leisure
Book Subtitle
Definitions and Practices among Migrant and Non-Migrant Women in an Urban Space
Authors
Series Title
Leisure Studies in a Global Era
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59752-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59752-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59751-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 218
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 illustrations in colour
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