Mapping Leisure

Studies from Australia, Asia and Africa

Edited by: Ishwar Modi, Teus J. Kamphorst

This volume addresses the rich and varied thoughts, concepts, approaches and leisure practices in sixteen countries of Australia, Asia and Africa. Listed in alphabetical order, information is provided on the development of leisure in: Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Turkey, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa. The chapters show the rich variety of leisure in each country, while also discussing the concepts and practices of leisure that are found all over the world, from pre-historic settlements to the present day. Seemingly, being at leisure is a human species' capacity that comes at birth and flowers in a variety of individual and societal contexts. Even where leisure is given little room and chance to come to the surface and get official recognition as being an aspect of life that deserves attention from the authorities, it is contextual because it is shaped by the societal circumstances, such as being colonized or being extremely work-centered. This book will be a welcome new perspective on the developments in leisure from a global and comparative perspective. [Subject: Leisure, Tourism, Sociology]

Publication Date: 7/1/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131607930

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