The New Politics of Leisure and Pleasure

  • Peter Bramham
  • Stephen Wagg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Peter Bramham, Stephen Wagg
    Pages 1-10
  3. Neil Ravenscroft, Paul Gilchrist
    Pages 45-62
  4. Philip Drake, Richard Haynes
    Pages 63-81
  5. Annette Pritchard, Nigel Morgan
    Pages 153-168
  6. Nicole Matthews
    Pages 195-210
  7. John Horne
    Pages 211-224
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 270-280

About this book


This book is about the new politics of leisure and pleasure - the values, practices, struggles and contradictions that now characterize the social worlds of rambling, drinking, tourism, sex, watching TV, gambling, using the internet, reading, comedy, sport, popular music and censorship.


alcohol consumption environment Generation media Moral New Media politics Ritual Sex social theory Sport television tourism transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Bramham
    • 1
  • Stephen Wagg
    • 1
  1. 1.Leeds Metropolitan UniversityUK

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