The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory

Editors: Spracklen, K., Lashua, B., Sharpe, E., Swain, S. (Eds.)

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  • Provides a truly comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the evolution of leisure studies theory
  • Discusses a range of issues including race, class, liminality, nationhood and religion
  • Considers major thinkers such as Locke, Marx, Weber and Kant
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This is the first handbook devoted entirely to leisure theory, charting the history and philosophy of leisure, theories in religion and culture, and rational theories of leisure in the Western philosophical tradition, as well as  a range of socio-cultural theories from thinkers such as Adorno, Bauman, Weber and Marx. Drawing on contributions from experts in leisure studies from around the world, the four sections cover: traditional theories of leisure; rational theories of leisure; structural theories of leisure; and post-structural theories of leisure.

The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory is essential reading for students and scholars working in leisure studies, social theory as well as those working on the problem of leisure in the wider humanities and social sciences.

About the authors

Karl Spracklen is Professor of Leisure Studies at Leeds Beckett University, UK. He has published widely on the topic of leisure and is the Secretary of Research Committee 13 (Sociology of Leisure), International Sociological Association.

Brett D. Lashua is Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, UK. He is co-editor of Sounds and the City: Popular Music, Place and Globalization (Palgrave, 2014).

Erin Sharpe is Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Brock University, Canada. Her teaching and research revolves most centrally around critically examining relationships between leisure, community, and development.

Spencer Swain is a PhD student in the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Beckett University, UK and Lecturer in Sport Development at York St John’s University, UK. His research is centred on khat chewing in the Somali community, exploring the concepts of Dark Leisure, Liquid Modernity and Resistance. 

Reviews

“This review has highlighted the depth and breadth of leisure theory presented in this volume. The book will appeal to leisure scholars from postgraduates to professors who are interested in new and different perspectives on leisure. … I congratulate both the editors and the authors, who should all be proud of their contribution to the study of leisure … .” (Trudie Walters, Annals of Leisure Research, August, 2017) 


“The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory screams to the reader about the vibrancy, the theoretical richness, and the diversity of leisure and leisure studies. This handbook should appeal to all those interested in the broad concept of leisure.” (Neil Carr, University of Otago, New Zealand)

Table of contents (45 chapters)

Table of contents (45 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory
Editors
  • Karl Spracklen
  • Brett Lashua
  • Erin Sharpe
  • Spencer Swain
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56479-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56479-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56478-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 936
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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