Introduction: The Struggle for Leisure

  • Anju Beniwal
  • Rashmi Jain
  • Karl Spracklen
Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)


In this introduction, the editors make the case for the book’s structure and format and its focus on sociology of leisure and leisure studies seen through local, virtual and global perspectives. They discuss the history and development of sociology of leisure in Research Committee 13 (RC13 Sociology of Leisure) of the International Sociological Association, from which the book emerged.


Leisure Sociology of leisure Global leisure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anju Beniwal
    • 1
  • Rashmi Jain
    • 2
  • Karl Spracklen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SociologyGovernment Meera Girls CollegeUdaipurIndia
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of RajasthanJaipurIndia
  3. 3.School of Film, Music and Performing ArtsLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

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