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Ways of Escape : Modern Transformations in Leisure and Travel - Chris Rojek

Ways of Escape

Modern Transformations in Leisure and Travel

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Published: 23rd June 1993
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Modern life is often described as an iron cage from which there is no escape. But popular culture venerates leisure and travel as authentic escape routes from routine and monotony. However what kind of escape is tolerated in modern society? How is it shaped by historical expectations of leisure and travel? And what do we actually experience when we engage in leisure or travel activity? This fascinating and accomplished book tries to supply answers to these questions. A major scholarly contribution to the sociological analysis of leisure, pleasure and travel, Dr Rojek's study is a radical challenge to the existing paradigmatic orthodoxy. Bryan S. Turner, University of Essex.

Acknowledgements - Introduction: Welcome to Greenfield Village - The Management of Pleasure - Thoroughly Modern Woman - Disorganized Leisure? - Fatal Attractions - Wonderful World - Conclusion - Index

ISBN: 9780333475782
ISBN-10: 033347578X
Series: Modern Transformation in Leisure and Travel
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 251
Published: 23rd June 1993
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 15