Gender and Leisure
Social and Cultural Perspectives
By (author) Cara Carmichael Aitchison
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Gender and Leisure by Cara Carmichael Aitchison
Book DescriptionThe highly contested nature of both 'gender' and 'leisure' encapsulates many of the most critical social and cultural debates of the early twenty-first century. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical perspectives, as well as extensive empirical research, Gender and Leisure goes forward to offer a contemporary socio-cultural analysis of gender relations in leisure practice and leisure policy. The book begins by introducing and evaluating the key social and cultural ideologies, philosophies and beliefs that have informed our theoretical understanding of gender and leisure. The particular leisure policies that have emerged from these perspectives are examined. Part two of Gender and Leisure draws on research in social and cultural theory, gender and leisure studies, cultural geography, management and education, and goes on to explore the reality of contemporary gender relations in leisure practice. Leisure policy, leisure management, places and sites of leisure and leisure education are examined, as are the relationships between leisure, sport and tourism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415261562
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Gender and Leisure, Hardback (October 2003)» View all books by Cara Carmichael Aitchison
Drawing on research data, this text systematically examines the key contexts within which leisure and gender relate, including leisure policy, issues of participation and the management and organization of leisure.
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