Contradictory Free Time, Culture and Freedom

  • Michelle Shir-Wise
Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)


This chapter summarizes and discusses the findings of the study, which suggest the impact of conflicting discourses and cultural scripts, competing in shaping participants’ subjective understandings and experience of free time as well as conceptions of the self. The discussion puts special emphasis on discursive contradictions and the question of freedom in free time, looking at how culture directs actions and shapes meanings related to free time and the self.


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