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Women’s Leisure, What Leisure?

  • Authors
  • Eileen Green
  • Sandra Hebron
  • Diana Woodward
Textbook

Part of the Women in Society book series (WOSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Eileen Green, Sandra Hebron, Diana Woodward
    Pages 1-26
  3. Eileen Green, Sandra Hebron, Diana Woodward
    Pages 27-37
  4. Eileen Green, Sandra Hebron, Diana Woodward
    Pages 38-56
  5. Eileen Green, Sandra Hebron, Diana Woodward
    Pages 57-84
  6. Eileen Green, Sandra Hebron, Diana Woodward
    Pages 85-112
  7. Eileen Green, Sandra Hebron, Diana Woodward
    Pages 113-139
  8. Eileen Green, Sandra Hebron, Diana Woodward
    Pages 140-164
  9. Eileen Green, Sandra Hebron, Diana Woodward
    Pages 165-169
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 170-189

About this book

Introduction

Until recently the Sociology of Leisure was dominated by theoretical approaches which made women's experiences invisible. Drawing upon feminist perspectives this book re-conceptualises leisure in order to provide a more informed understanding of women's leisure. The authors argue that such an examination necessarily involves a study of women's daily lives which views leisure in relation to the structure of their lives as a whole. Drawing upon a major study of Sheffield women's leisure and other sources, the processes of negotiation and social control are cited as crucial in determing women's access to free time and the resources required to enjoy leisure.

Keywords

capitalism research social history social research sociology sports women

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