Leisure From International Voices - Print
Dimensions: 10 × 7 × 1 in
Binding Type: Paperback
The editors began work on Leisure From International Voices as a labor of love. The book highlights how important leisure is in the lives of people throughout the world and how it is universal in its value.
Yet leisure is also imagined and practiced in various ways based on geographic areas and their associated cultures.
Chapters are presented from six continents, with 33 individual scholars from across the globe providing a broad perspective of leisure and its meanings.
People are diverse in any given country/region.
Leisure From International Voices, however, portrays the essence of leisure and how it is perceived, practiced, and studied in particular countries/regions.
Challenges associated with advocating for leisure from diverse standpoints are also highlighted.
Many similarities are noted in the epilogue, and at the same time, a rich range of interests and understandings of leisure is reflected in the diverse sociocultural perspectives shared within.
Leisure From International Voices gives readers new ideas to think about beyond their own cultural or country of origin outlooks.
The editors recognize that viewing each of these countries/regions as discrete chapters is not always possible.
At the same time, the geographic divisions provide a starting point for examining a collective leisure in the past, present, and future, and will help to emphasize the importance of leisure to individuals and communities throughout the world.
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