The Meaning and Purpose of Leisure: Habermas and Leisure at the End of Modernity by K. SpracklenThe Meaning and Purpose of Leisure: Habermas and Leisure at the End of Modernity by K. Spracklen

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

byK. Spracklen

Hardcover | May 7, 2009

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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.
Karl Spracklen is Professor of Leisure Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. He has published papers on leisure, sport, tourism and identity and his previous publications include The Meaning and Purpose of Leisure and Sport and Challenges to Racism. New Books in Critical Theory have recently released a podcast about Professor S...
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Title:The Meaning and Purpose of Leisure: Habermas and Leisure at the End of ModernityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:175 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.66 inPublished:May 7, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230205259

ISBN - 13:9780230205253

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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