Leisure, Sports & Society

Leisure, Sports & Society

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The way we organise our free time can reveal a great deal about our identities and ideology. This book explores what our sports and leisure choices can tell us about the society in which we live. Comprehensive, cutting edge and packed with global examples it covers all the essentials for students of sports and leisure sociology.... beyond their means on middlebrow restaurant experiences, weekend vacations in Prague, and five-hundred-dollar walking boots. What Veblen shows us is that such inequities and shows of ostentatious wealth and status are not just problems of our society, ... typified by the new management theories of Ford and Taylor in the twentieth century (Bramham, 2006), which seek to reduce the skills of craftsanbsp;...

Title:Leisure, Sports & Society
Author:Karl Spracklen
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-05-10


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