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By Susan M. Shaw , A. Veal Chris Rojek

ISBN-10: 0230625185

ISBN-13: 9780230625181

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A precise, foreign source for rest reports: in a single quantity the background, association and important debates within the box of relaxation reviews are outlined, offering a one-stop-shop for college students and an schedule for destiny debate and examine academics.

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Human conduct is rarely so pliable, least of all where, as in leisure, it cannot be directly supervised. The meanings expressed through leisure may be ‘received’ from the way society is organised but they can be constructed into unique patterns, given particular slants, even on occasions usurped by the activation of meanings other than those which are socially ‘approved’. (Clarke and Critcher, 1985: 226–7) The possibility of cultural resistance is therefore defended, although remarkably scant attention is paid to the social movements and institutions that might accomplish it.

Consider the rational recreation movement, which began to be influential after the 1880s. 34 A Handbook of Leisure Studies In Western Europe the rational recreation movement was a strategy of class control and Imperial civilization-building that employed motifs from Christianity, Science and Naturism to engineer convergence between the leisure practices of the aspiring, industrious working class, loyal colonials and the values of ‘respectable society’ (Bailey, 1978; Cunningham, 1980). Borzello’s (1987) study of the use of art exhibitions in the East End of London to ‘elevate’ the public clearly shows how paintings with moral, ‘improving’ themes were applied, in the words of Lord Rosebery, to ‘civilize a rough’.

Raymond Williams’s (1963, 1965, 1979) famous exhortation to study culture as ‘the whole way of life of a people’ is generally accepted to be a seminal contribution to cultural materialism (Milner, 1993). Several features distinguish this perspective. Most obviously, it focuses upon the institutions, values, beliefs and patterns of cultural inclusion and exclusion. Cultures are distinguished from one another by the continuity of these features and, moreover, by the persistence of coding and representation that is characteristic to them.

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