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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 19 new and published books in the subject of Leisure — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Good Life in a Technological Age

    Edited by Philip Brey, Adam Briggle, Edward Spence

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Modern technology has changed the way we live, work, play, communicate, fight, love, and die. Yet few works have systematically explored these changes in light of their implications for individual and social welfare. How can we conceptualize and evaluate the influence of technology on human...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Social, Cultural and Economic Impacts of Wine in New Zealand.

    Edited by Peter J. Howland

    Series: Routledge Studies of Gastronomy, Food and Drink

    New Zealand’s wine came to the world’s attention in the late 1980’s with its production of some of the best quality sauvignon blancs. Since then the industry has grown significantly and has increasingly gained an international reputation as a producer of quality, boutique wines.This volume provides...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

    Edited by Jennifer Hargreaves, Eric Anderson

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Contemporary Perspectives in Leisure

    Meanings, Motives and Lifelong Learning

    Edited by Sam Elkington, Sean Gammon

    We are entering a new era of leisure. Quality rather than quantity is now the focus of researchers, policymakers and managers. Technological change, an ageing population and a harsh economic climate are changing the values and practices of leisure, as well as the relationship between leisure,...

    Published November 28th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Qualitative Research in Gambling

    Exploring the production and consumption of risk

    Edited by Rebecca Cassidy, Andrea Pisac, Claire Loussouarn

    Gambling is both a multi-billion-dollar international industry and a ubiquitous social and cultural phenomenon. It is also undergoing significant change, with new products and technologies, regulatory models, changing public attitudes and the sheer scale of the gambling enterprise necessitating&...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Capitalism and Leisure Theory (Routledge Revivals)

    By Chris Rojek

    First published in 1985, this title explores theories of leisure in a capitalist society. Basing his argument on a refutation of the conventional association of leisure with freedom and free time, Chris Rojek examines the four main structural characteristics of modern leisure practice:...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Contested Spatialities, Lifestyle Migration and Residential Tourism

    Edited by Michael Janoschka, Heiko Haas

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    Lifestyle Migration and Residential Tourism represent a major trend in individualized societies worldwide, which is attracting a rapidly growing interest from the academic community. This volume for the first time, critically analyses the spatial, social and political consequences of such...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Life Forms and Meaning Structure

    By Alfred Schutz

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    This volume contains a translation of four early manuscripts by Alfred Schutz, unpublished at the time, written between 1924 and 1928. The publication of these four essays adds much to our knowledge and appreciation of the wide range of Schutz’s phenomenological and sociological interests....

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Gambling, Work and Leisure (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study Across Three Areas

    By David Downes, D. M. Davies, M. E. David, P. Stone

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Since the legalisation of off-course cash betting in 1960, and the rise of varying forms of gambling, the British have come to be known as a nation of gamblers. Until this study was published in 1976, barely any evidence existed against which to assess the claim that gambling had become a major...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Gambling, the State and Society in Thailand, c.1800-1945

    By James A. Warren

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    During the nineteenth century there was a huge increase in the level and types of gambling in Thailand. Taxes on gambling became a major source of state revenue, with the government establishing state-run lotteries and casinos in the first half of the twentieth century. Nevertheless, over the same...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge