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Key Concepts in Leisure Studies : Sage Key Concepts Series - David E. Harris

Key Concepts in Leisure Studies

Sage Key Concepts Series

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2004
ISBN: 9780761970576
Number Of Pages: 288

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This book confirms David Harris' status as a leading theorist in contemporary culture and leisure in the UK. He offers a distinctive, coherent and authoritative guide to the major concepts and debates that should engage leisure scholars and scholarship' -" Dr Peter Bramham, Senior Lecturer in Leisure Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University

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Written with the needs of today's student in mind, the SAGE Key Concepts series provides accessible, authoritative and reliable coverage of the essential issues in a range of disciplines. Written in each case by experienced and respected experts in the subject area, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages understanding without sacrificing the level of detail and critical evaluation essential to convey the complexity of the issues.

Key Concepts in Leisure Studies:

- Provides a student-friendly guide to the key debates in leisure studies

- Reflects recent developments in the field, encompassing related work in media studies, cultural studies, sports studies and sociology

- Cross-references each 1500 word exposition to other concepts in the field

- Offers definitions, section outlines and further reading guidance for independent learning

- Is supported by the author's website http: /www.arasite.org/keyconc.html

- Is essential reading for undergraduates and NVQ students in leisure studies.

"Written by a leading UK theorist in contemporary culture and leisure as an addition to SAGE's Key Concepts series, this book provides a readable guide to key debates about the topic. . . . This book is essential for all readers interested in leisure studies." -- J. Cheng * CHOICE *

Introduction
Adding Leisure Values
Articulation
Authenticity
Bodies
Cultural Capital
Disciplinary Apparatuses
Disneyfication
Ecstasy
Education as Leisure
Effects Analysis
Escape
Ethnography
Fantasy
Figurationalism
Food
Functionalism
Gazes
Gender
Gramscianism
Heritage
Hyperreality
Identities
Ideology
Illegal Leisure
Leisure Policy
McDonaldization
Narratives
Pleasures
Pornography
Postmodernism
Posts
Race and Leisure
Semiotics
Shopping
Social Class
Virtual Leisure
Visitor Interpretation
Work-Leisure Relationships
Youth Subcultures
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ISBN: 9780761970576
ISBN-10: 0761970576
Series: Sage Key Concepts Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49