Pastimes, 6th ed.
This sixth edition of Pastimes reflects almost 40 years of scholarship as well as professional and personal practice in recreation, parks, and tourism, offering a wide range of material from the disciplines of leisure studies, sociology, psychology, economics, political science, anthropology, geography, the humanities, and media and cultural studies.
This book presents theories for explaining leisure behavior, discusses leisure in a societal context, and explores the instrumental relationship of leisure to work, money, time, and equity.
The author has taught at the higher education level. She has also published numerous college-level textbooks, published research in leisure sciences in refereed journals, and lectured internationally.
Part 1: Leisure as a Condition of Being Human: Personal Context
Chapter 1: The Meanings of Leisure
Chapter 2: Why Leisure Is Vital
Chapter 3: Explaining Leisure Behavior
Chapter 4: Leisure and Health
Part 2: Leisure as a Cultural Mirror: Societal Context
Chapter 5: Leisure’s Anthropology
Chapter 6: Leisure’s Geography
Chapter 7: Leisure and Technology
Chapter 8: Popular Culture
Chapter 9: Taboo Recreation
Part 3: Leisure as Instrument: Systems Context
Chapter 10: For and Against Productivity
Chapter 11: The Freedom and Tyranny of Time
Chapter 12: Is Leisure Fair?
Chapter 13: Leisure Systems