The Meaning and Purpose of Leisure: Habermas and Leisure at the End of Modernity

Hardcover | June 15, 2009

byKarl Spracklen

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This book uses the work of Jurgen Habermas to interrogate leisure as a meaningful, theoretical concept. Drawing on examples from sport, culture and tourism, and going beyond concerns about the grand project of leisure, Spracklen argues that leisure is central to understanding wider debates about identity, postmodernity and globalization.

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This book uses the work of Jurgen Habermas to interrogate leisure as a meaningful, theoretical concept. Drawing on examples from sport, culture and tourism, and going beyond concerns about the grand project of leisure, Spracklen argues that leisure is central to understanding wider debates about identity, postmodernity and globalizatio...

KARL SPRACKLEN is Principal Lecturer in the Socio-Cultural Aspects of Sport and Leisure, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK and also the Secretary of the Leisure Studies Association Executive Committee.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.79 × 5.6 × 0.66 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230205259

ISBN - 13:9780230205253

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Part I: THEORY * The Paradox of Leisure * Habermas and Communicatove and Instrumental Rationality * Habermas, Globalization and Postmodernity * Reading Habermas on Leisure * Part II: RESEARCH * Applying Habermas to Sport * Applying Habermas to Culture
* Applying Habermas to Tourism * Conclusions * References