The Meaning of Leisure

Definitions and Practices among Migrant and Non-Migrant Women in an Urban Space

  • Vania L. Sandoval

Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Vania L. Sandoval
    Pages 1-36
  3. Vania L. Sandoval
    Pages 37-90
  4. Vania L. Sandoval
    Pages 91-134
  5. Vania L. Sandoval
    Pages 135-180
  6. Vania L. Sandoval
    Pages 181-203
  7. Vania L. Sandoval
    Pages 205-215
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 217-218

About this book


This book deals with the concept of leisure and the everyday leisure practices of a group of diverse single women in an urban setting—Mannheim, Germany. Vania Sandoval focuses on how social structure and individual choices relate to each other in the local context. Initially, the book considers the women as a relatively homogenous group, analyzing how they conceive, organize and experience their leisure in a similar manner with individual nuances. It then proceeds to highlight some of the processes that lead, in this particular case, to migration-based differences in their leisure practices. 


lifestyle non-migrant women migrant women ethnographic everyday lives cyclical leisure patterns migration process migrant condition ethnography leisure studies lesiure urban women single women German women free time

Authors and affiliations

  • Vania L. Sandoval
    • 1
  1. 1.MannheimGermany

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