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Leisure and Feminist Theory - Betsy M. Wearing

Leisure and Feminist Theory

Paperback Published: 1st November 1998
ISBN: 9780803975378
Number Of Pages: 207

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Wide-ranging and challenging, this book offers a host of new insights into how leisure theory has handled the question of gender difference and inequality. Providing a critical introduction to the leading positions in leisure theory, Betsy Wearing guides the reader through their strengths and weaknesses from a feminist perspective. This book draws attention to the various leisure experiences that women encounter and construct in their everyday lives and the meanings that these experiences have for them. Her perspective takes into account such poststructuralist ideas as multiple subjectivities of women and multiple femininities; the possibilities of resistance to male dominance in leisure; the potential through leisure of rewriting masculine and feminine scripts; and leisure as a site of struggle to challenge hegemonic masculinity.

`A critical introduction to the leading positions in leisure theory is provided to guide the student through their strengths and weaknessnes from feminist perspectives. It draws attention to the various leisure experiences that women encounter and construct in their everyday lives and the meanings that these experiences have for them' - CAB Abstracts



`I can recommend this book for its comprehensive review of the pre-existing literature.... Leisure and Feminist Theory is an incredibly through, up-to-date overview of the field.' - Feminism & Psychology

Introduction
Leisure Is Good for Society and the Individual
Functionalist Theories
Structure and Agency in Access to Leisure
Marxist and Neo-Marxist Theories
The Self and Freedom and Constraint in Leisure
Interactionist Theories
Hegemonic Struggles in Leisure Spaces
Cultural Studies
Leisure and Masculinities
Embodiment,Emotions and Leisure
Public Leisure Places and Spaces
Urban Sociology
Personal Leisure Spaces
Poststructuralist Theories
The View from the 'Other', from Margin to Centre
Postcolonial Theory
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780803975378
ISBN-10: 0803975376
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 207
Published: 1st November 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.19 x 15.95  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.34