Leisure From International Voices
Leisure From International Voices provides a global overview of leisure and a sense of the essence of leisure and how it perceived, practiced, and studied in particular countries/regions.
Representing six continents, this book highlights the importance of leisure in the lives of people throughout the world and its universal value. It offers a way for people to see how leisure can be understood in similar ways and in different ways from different cultural perspectives.
The editors have been involved in the study of leisure for a combined total of over 70 years. The contributors have served professional organizations such as the World Leisure Organization, the Academy of Leisure Sciences, the United Games International Organization, International Society for Eastern Sports and Physical Education, and Leisure and Recreation Association of South Africa, among others.
Chapter 1: Leisure from International Voices: A Prologue
Chapter 2: The Paradox of Australian Leisure
Chapter 3: Leisure in Brazil: Trends and Perspectives in a Contemporary Society
Chapter 4: Our Home and Native Land: Understanding Leisure in a Diverse and Evolving Canada
Chapter 5: Leisure in China
Chapter 6: Leisure in Ghana: Whence and Whither?
Chapter 7: Leisure in Asia’s World City: Voices From Hong Kong
Chapter 8: Hungarian Leisure Development From Different Perspectives
Chapter 9: Israel, Leisure, and the Reinvention of an Ancient Nation
Chapter 10: Leisure From International Voices: A Kenyan Perspective
Chapter 11: Korean Leisure and Tourism Under Modernity and Globalization
Chapter 12: Leisure Lifestyles in Multicultural Malaysia
Chapter 13: Focusing on Leisure From a Mexican Perspective
Chapter 14: Leisure From International Voices: The Case of the Netherlands
Chapter 15: Leisure Below Down-Under: A Voice from New Zealand
Chapter 16: Sierra Leone: Living a Leisure Lifestyle
Chapter 17: Leisure in South Africa: Choices, Challenges, and Consequences
Chapter 18: Leisure in Spain
Chapter 19: Working Hard, Playing Hard: Leisure in Switzerland
Chapter 20: Taiwanese Leisure: Opportunities and Constraints With a Focus on Women
Chapter 21: The Conception and Perception of Leisure in Turkey
Chapter 22: Leisure in Uganda: Voices From Baganda
Chapter 23: Leisure, Consumption, and the Speed Up of Time in the United States
Chapter 24: Leisure From International Voices: An Epilogue