The New Politics of Leisure and Pleasure by P. Bramham

The New Politics of Leisure and Pleasure

EditorP. Bramham, S. Wagg

Paperback | December 3, 2010

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This book explores the new politics of leisure and pleasure in relation to a range of popular activities. Current generations in Western societies are essentially recipients of the changes that the Sixties – fabled decade of sex, drugs and rock n' roll - left behind. In their leisure lives – whether drinking, reading, surfing the net, taking drugs, going to a comedy gig, watching TV, taking a holiday, downloading music, supporting a football club, having a bet, having sex or simply roaming the countryside – people seem to enjoy unprecedented freedoms. But what are these freedoms? How are they exercised? And to what extent have traditional controls been relinquished?


 

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PETER BRAMHAM is Visiting Research Fellow in the Carnegie Faculty of Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. His publications include Understanding Leisure (co-authored), A Sociology of Leisure: A Reader (co-edited), Leisure and the Urban Process (co-edited) and Leisure Policies in Europe (co-edited). His most recent book is Sport, Leisure...

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Title:The New Politics of Leisure and PleasureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:December 3, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230216846

ISBN - 13:9780230216846

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Unforbidden Fruit: From Leisure to Pleasure; P.Bramham & S.Wagg
Choosing Leisure: Social Theory, Class and Generations; P.Bramham
Double Measures: The Moral Regulation of Alcohol Consumption, Past and Present; C.Critcher
Outdoor Recreation and the Environment; N.Ravenscroft & P.Gilchrist
Television, Deregulation and the Reshaping of Leisure; P.Drake & R.Haynes
Sex and the Citizens: Erotic Play and the New Leisure Culture; F.Attwood
Rituals of Intoxication: Young People, Drugs, Risk and Leisure; S.Blackman
States, Markets and New Media: the Contemporary Politics of Gambling; J.West & T.Austrin
Towards Web 3.0: Mashing Up Work and Leisure; A.Miah
Tourist Bodies, Transformation and Sensuality; A.Pritchard & N.Morgan
'They Can't Stop Us Laughing': Politics, Leisure and the Comedy Business; S.Wagg
Noughties Reading; N.Matthews
Sport and Lifestyle; J.Horne
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Music and Leisure in an Era of X Factor and Digital Pirates; B.Lashua
Doublethink: The Confused and Contradictory Politics of Television Censorship in Britain; J.Petley
Afterword: Closing Reflections on the New Politics of Leisure and Pleasure; P.Bramham & S.Wagg