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Ways of Escape

Modern Transformations in Leisure and Travel


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Chris Rojek
    Pages 10-50
  3. Chris Rojek
    Pages 51-96
  4. Chris Rojek
    Pages 97-135
  5. Chris Rojek
    Pages 136-172
  6. Chris Rojek
    Pages 173-203
  7. Chris Rojek
    Pages 204-216
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 217-251

About this book


Modern life is often described as an iron cage from which there is no escape. But popular culture venerates leisure and travel as authentic escape routes from routine and monotony. However what kind of escape is tolerated in modern society? How is it shaped by historical expectations of leisure and travel? And what do we actually experience when we engage in leisure or travel activity? This fascinating and accomplished book tries to supply answers to these questions. A major scholarly contribution to the sociological analysis of leisure, pleasure and travel, Dr Rojek's study is a radical challenge to the existing paradigmatic orthodoxy. Bryan S. Turner, University of Essex.


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