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Global Leisure and the Struggle for a Better World

  • Anju Beniwal
  • Rashmi Jain
  • Karl Spracklen

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Anju Beniwal, Rashmi Jain, Karl Spracklen
    Pages 1-17
  3. Local Leisure: Meaning and Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Miraíra Noal Manfroi, Adriana Aparecida da Fonseca Viscardi, Daliana Stephanie Lecuona, Giandra Anceski Bataglion, Verônica Werle, Juliana de Paula Figueiredo et al.
      Pages 49-74
    3. Zuhal Yonca Odabas, Günnur Ertong Attar
      Pages 75-94
  4. Virtual Leisure and Pop Culture

  5. Global Leisure and Responses

  6. Anju Beniwal, Rashmi Jain, Karl Spracklen
    Pages 303-310
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 311-313

About this book


This edited collection highlights the diversity and reach of global leisure studies and global leisure theory. It explores the impact of globalization on leisure, and the sites of resistance and accommodation found in local, virtual and global leisure spaces.

Unlike any other collection on leisure studies, Global Leisure and the Struggle for a Better World is truly representative of the diversity of the large and growing leisure scholarship across the globe. It demonstrates how researchers in leisure studies and sociology of leisure are applying complex theory to their work, and how a new theory of global leisure is emerging.


Global Leisure Theory Leisure in Japan Comic-Con and Leisure Gender and the Nigerian Musical Industry Video Games and Families Virtual Reality and the Body Japanese Idol Culture Leisure Time and Youth Well-Being Sexlessness among Contemporary Japanese Couples

Editors and affiliations

  • Anju Beniwal
    • 1
  • Rashmi Jain
    • 2
  • Karl Spracklen
    • 3
  1. 1.Government Meera Girls CollegeRajasthanIndia
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of RajasthanJaipurIndia
  3. 3.School of Film, Music & Performing ArtsLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Anju Beniwal is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Govt  Meera Girls College, India. Her areas of specialisation include tribal welfare, rural development, women’s issues and leisure studies.

Rashmi Jain is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the UGC Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, University of Rajasthan, India. She has an interest in the area of Leisure Studies, Development Communication, Gender studies, and Sociology of Law.

Karl Spracklen is Professor of Music, Leisure and Culture at Leeds Beckett University, UK and the author of over ninety books, papers and book chapters on leisure. He is the Secretary of Research Committee 13 (Sociology of Leisure) of the International Sociological Association.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Global Leisure and the Struggle for a Better World
  • Editors Anju Beniwal
    Rashmi Jain
    Karl Spracklen
  • Series Title Leisure Studies in a Global Era
  • Series Abbreviated Title Leisure Studies in a Global Era
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-70974-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-10004-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-70975-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 313
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology of Sport and Leisure
    Social Theory
    Sociology of Culture
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