Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture

Deviant Leisure

Criminological Perspectives on Leisure and Harm

Editors: Raymen, Thomas, Smith, Oliver (Eds.)

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  • Presents an interdiscipilinary exploration of crime, deviance and consumer culture around a typology of 'harm'
  • Draws on case studies, original research and other forms of empirical enquiry
  • Speaks to those interested in leisure, tourism, urban space, crime, deviance, identity, consumer culture and youth studies
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This book brings together a collection of critical essays that challenge the existing dogma of leisure as an unmitigated social good, in order to examine the commodification and marketisation of leisure across a number of key sites. Leisure and consumer culture have become symbolic of the individual freedoms of liberal society, ostensibly presenting individuals with the opportunity to display individual creativity, cultural competence and taste. This book problematizes these assertions, and considers the range of harms that emerge in a consumer society predicated upon intense individualism and symbolic competition. Approaching the field of commodified leisure through the lens of social harm, this collection of essays pushes far beyond criminology’s traditional interest in ‘deviant’ forms of leisure, to consider the normalized social, interpersonal and environmental harms that emerge at the intersection of leisure and consumer capitalism. Capturing the current vitality and interdisciplinary scope of recent work which is underpinned by the deviant leisure perspective, this collection uses case studies, original research and other forms of empirical enquiry to scrutinise activities that range from alcohol consumption and gambling, to charity tourism; CrossFit training; and cosmetic pharmaceuticals. Drawn from researchers across the UK, US, Europe and Australia, Deviant Leisure: Criminological Perspectives on Leisure and Harm represents the first systematic attempt at a criminological consideration of the global harms of the leisure industry; firmly establishing leisure as a subject of serious criminological importance.

About the authors

Oliver Smith is a reader in Criminology at The University of Plymouth, UK. He has published widely in the field of deviant leisure, and is author of Contemporary Adulthood and the Night Time Economy (Palgrave, 2014). His current research examines the capacity for environmental harm in the context of commodified leisure markets.

Thomas Raymen is Senior Lecturer in criminology at Northumbria University, UK. His interests span the fields of criminology, moral philosophy, leisure studies, cultural geography and urban studies. Thomas is the author of Parkour, Deviance and Leisure in the Late Capitalist City (Emerald, 2018), and his research has focused upon a criminological exploration of the concept of 'deviant leisure'. He is currently focused on developing a theory of social harm rooted in a post-liberal ethics.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction: Why Leisure?

    Pages 1-13

    Raymen, Thomas (et al.)

  • The Deviant Leisure Perspective: A Theoretical Introduction

    Pages 17-44

    Raymen, Thomas (et al.)

  • What Lies Beneath? Some Notes on Ultra-realism, and the Intellectual Foundations of the ‘Deviant Leisure’ Perspective

    Pages 45-65

    Winlow, Simon

  • Consumptive and Non-Consumptive Leisure and Its Fit with Deviance

    Pages 67-85

    Stebbins, Robert A.

  • Real Ultras and Ultra Realism: Deviant Leisure Cultures, High Theory and Raw Realism

    Pages 87-102

    Redhead, Steve

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Deviant Leisure
Book Subtitle
Criminological Perspectives on Leisure and Harm
Editors
  • Thomas Raymen
  • Oliver Smith
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17736-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17736-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17735-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 439
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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