The Meaning and Purpose of Leisure

Monday, 11 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Dachgeschoss (Juridicum)
RC13 Sociology of Leisure (host committee)

Language: English

In an ever-changing world leisure remains a space and an activity that is assumed to be good for people. In this session we want to encourage theorists and researchers to think about the meaning and purpose of leisure in contemporary society, and whether the idea that leisure is a social and moral good can still hold.
Session Organizer:
Karl SPRACKLEN, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Vicki HARMAN, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
Hedonism, Eudaimonia, and the Serious Leisure Perspective
Robert STEBBINS, university of calgary, Canada
Rescue Our Kidnaped Leisure
Nai YANG, Chinese National Academy of Arts, China
Leisure through the Lenses of Sport in the Context of India
Sanjay TEWARI, Indian Sociological Society, India
Anthropocentric Versus Bio-Centric Views of Parks and Protected Areas: A Comparison of Perspectives from Austria—Germany, Brazil and United States.
Robert BURNS, West Virginia University, USA; Arne ARNBERGER, Universität für Bodenkultur; Institut für Landschaftsentwicklung, Erholungs- und Naturschutzplanung, Austria; Jasmine MOREIRA, Ponta Grossa State University, Brazil; Eick VON RUSCHKOWSKI, Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) e.V., Germany