As always, the drawing of conclusions is essentially a retrospective process, which includes reviewing the work that forms the bulk of this book. However, we should also endeavour to identify the likely future directions of leisure in general and for women’s leisure in particular. Looking back over our work, what is striking is the enormity of the task we set ourselves. Although we are by no means the first to tackle ‘women and leisure’o areas are so vast that we certainly cannot have told the whole story. This is not false modesty, nor an apologia for our shortcomings, but rather a recognition that there is still much to be done before we fully understand leisure, and women’s experiences of it. Leisure is a social process which therefore changes over time. Our concern as feminists continues to be with how to ensure that women are not denied equal access to leisure, whatever its future forms.
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