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Leisure Studies in a Global Era

Leisure in Later Life

Authors: Wiseman, Tania

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  • Problematises neoliberal discourses around ageing and leisure
    Provides a qualitatively different study of leisure in later life to encourage further study of passive leisure and experiences of ageing
    Serves as an example of how to carry out research using secondary data, in this case using the Mass Observation Archive

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About this book

This book analyses leisure choice as a complex concept, made more complicated

in later life than at any other time. The author posits that there are many

unanswered questions about the new booming generation of healthy, older

people, and this book asks what it is really like to be old at the beginning of the

21st century in the United Kingdom, analysing leisure in older people in the

context of the subtle politics of the day to day.

Throughout the chapters, the author highlights the often missing depictions of

older people who enjoy and enact bold, informed agency as part of their everyday

lives. Drawing upon secondary data from the Mass Observation Archive, a social

thesis of leisure and ageing emerges that challenges the individualism inherent in

‘active ageing.’ It is proposed that the idea of ‘active ageing’ creates complex

constraints to leisure as people strive to measure up to cultural expectations. The

stories in this book advocate for an appreciation and re-evaluation of passive

leisure in later life, and the enjoyment and freedom it can bring.

The project is therefore useful to students and researchers of leisure studies,

gerontology and sociology of ageing.


About the authors

Tania Wiseman is Principal Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at the University of

Brighton. Her research interest is in passive leisure in later life, and all the joy it

brings.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 93,08 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-71671-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leisure in Later Life
Authors
Series Title
Leisure Studies in a Global Era
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-71672-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71672-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-71671-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 224
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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