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LEISURE AND LIFE THROUGH THE AGES: Studies from Europe

Ishwar Modi and Teus J. Kamphorst (eds)

LEISURE AND LIFE THROUGH THE AGES: Studies from Europe

Ishwar Modi and Teus J. Kamphorst (eds)

1295

ISBN 9788131608555
Publication Year 2017
Pages 300
Binding Hardback
Sale Territory World (Except USA and Canada)

About The Book

Leisure and Life through the Ages is a comprehensive account of eighteen countries from Europe to record developments in the field of leisure from a worldwide and comparative perspective. The coverage of the volume extends to Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden. The book also has a summarising article on Europe in the beginning which provides the basic general characteristics of leisure in Europe. Yet it may as well be said that in spite of certain basic features of leisure in Europe many of these countries are entertaining different practices and characteristics. All these papers have a thorough discussion on the broader perspective of leisure as it has existed during different periods of history in respective countries. The book will appeal to all those interested in the fields of leisure studies, cultural studies and sociology in general. Contributors • Zsuzsanna Benkõ • Gianna Cappello • Ivan Chorvát • Christiana (Chryssoula) Constantopoulou • Fanny Dubois • Pârsla Eglîte • Kálmán Ercsei • Katalin Erdei • Maya Keliyan • Zita Kiss • Lars Lagergren • László Lippai • Fabio Massimo Lo Verde • Jaroslava Hasmanová Marhánková • Lajos Olasz • Laila Ottesen • José Machado Pais • H. Thomas R. Persson • Inna Piskunova • Réka Plugor • Violante Martínez Quintana • Ken Roberts • Hasso Spode • Krzysztof Stachura• Júlia Szabó • Klára Tarkó • Philippe Terral • Vera Toepoel • Magdalena Zadkowska


Contents

Introduction
1. Europe and its Leisure / Ken Roberts
2. Mapping Leisure and Life through the Ages in Bulgaria / Maya Keliyan
3. Mapping Leisure and Life through the Ages in the Czech Republic / Jaroslava Hasmanová Marhánková
4. Mapping Leisure in Denmark / Laila Ottesen
5. Mapping Leisure and Life through the Ages in England / Ken Roberts
6. The Evolution of Leisure Activities in France During 
the 20th Century: From Educational Practice to a Marketable Commodity, From Voluntary Work to Entrepreneurship / Fanny Dubois and Philippe Terral
7. Mapping Leisure and Tourism through the Ages in Germany / Hasso Spode
8. From the ‘Agora’ to the ‘Coffee House’: Everyday Leisure in Greece through the Ages / Christiana Constantopoulou
9. Traditional or Modern Leisure Time Trends?: A Comparative Transnational Family Research in the ‘Visegrad Countries’ / Zsuzsanna Benkõ,  Klára Tarkó, László Lippai, Katalin Erdei and Lajos Olasz
10. Sociability and Leisure in Italy from Unity to Present: A Sociological-Historical Overview / Fabio Massimo Lo Verde and Gianna Cappello
11. Current and Desirable Time Use in Latvia / Pârsla Eglîte
12. Mapping Leisure and Life through the Ages in the Netherlands / Vera Toepoel
13. Mapping Leisure and Life through the Ages in Poland / Krzysztof Stachura and Magdalena Zadkowska
14. Mapping Leisure and Life through the Ages in Portugal: Leisure and Sexuality, Mirror Play / José Machado Pais
15. Mapping Leisure and Life through Ages in Romania / Kálmán Ercsei, Zita Kiss, Réka Plugor and Júlia Szabó 
16. Mapping Leisure and Life through the Ages in Russia / Inna Piskunova
17. Mapping Leisure Activities in Contemporary Slovakia / Ivan Chorvát
18. Mapping Leisure and Life through the Ages in Spain / Violante Martínez Quintana
19. Mapping Leisure and Life through the Ages in Sweden: The Search for Good Governance / H. Thomas R. Persson and Lars Lagergren


About The Author / Editor

Ishwar Modi is Director, India International Institute of Social Sciences. He was also the Founder Director, Centre for Leisure and Tourism Studies, University of Rajasthan and a Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur. A pioneer of leisure studies in India, he is an Honorary Life Member of the World Leisure Organization and also a Senior Fellow and Founder Member of the World Leisure Academy. He was an Executive Committee Member of the International Sociological Association and was also the President of its Research Committee on Sociology of Leisure. He was also the President of the Indian Sociological Society (2012–2013). He has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award (2015) of the Indian Sociological Society. Teus J. Kamphorst was Director of the WLRA International Centre of Excellence (WICE) in the Netherlands which has produced several students of eminence in the field of leisure, tourism and environment. He was also the President of the Research Committee on Sociology of Leisure of the International Sociological Association.


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