Capitalism and Leisure Theory (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

Chris Rojek

Routledge
Published April 10, 2015
Reference - 208 Pages
ISBN 9780415734622 - CAT# Y160313
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

First published in 1985, this title explores theories of leisure in a capitalist society. Basing his argument on a refutation of the conventional association of leisure with freedom and free time, Chris Rojek examines the four main structural characteristics of modern leisure practice: privatisation, individuation, commercialisation and pacification. The writings of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Freud are used to locate the question of leisure in more mainstream social theory. This interesting reissue will be of particular value to students of sociology and leisure studies, and those with an interest in the relationship between leisure and power.

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