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The Evolution of Leisure - eBook

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-944-4

Author(s): Thomas L. Goodale, Geoffrey Godbey

Copyright year: 1988

Edition: 1st

pages: 291

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This book traces the evolution of leisure from its ancient, occidental beginnings in the city-state of Athens through the modern era (copyright 1988). Since our primary interest in writing was to examine how our concepts of leisure have evolved, this could be done only within the context of historical and philosophical change. The chapters, therefore, proceed more or less in chronological order.

Acknowledgments

Introduction

 

Chapter I Leisure, Philosophy, and I

Chapter II The Roots of the Leisure Ideal

Chapter III Work - Do Not Despair

Chapter IV The Science of Man

Chapter V Homo Economus

Chapter VI Industrialism, Recreation, and Leisure

Chapter VII Collective Response

Chapter VIII Time as Commodity

Chapter IX Education, Free-Time and Leisure

Chapter X Being at Play

Chapter XI Leisure and the Rest of Life

Chapter XII Wanderlust or Leisure?

Chapter XIII Are Some Activities Better Than Others?

Chapter XIV Can the World be Trusted with Leisure?

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