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TIME, LEISURE AND WELL-BEING

9781138666900 ::  TIME, LEISURE AND WELL-BEING
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9781138666900

Colección:ROUTLEDGE CRITICAL LEISURE STUDIES
EditorialTAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP
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Páginas:340
Idioma:INGLES
P.V.P.: 138,89 € + 4% IVA = 144,45 €
Dto 5% Ahorras 7,22 €
Importe final iva incl. 137,23 €
PLAZO DE ENTREGA 20 DIAS

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WORK AND LEISURE AS ELEMENTS OF OUR SOCIAL FABRIC HAVE PUZZLED PHILOSOPHERS AND SOCIAL SCIENTISTS FOR GENERATIONS. THIS AMBITIOUS NEW STUDY CONSIDERS HISTORICAL VIEWS OF WORK AND LEISURE ALONGSIDE CONTEMPORARY SURVEY EVIDENCE ABOUT TIME-USE AND WELL-BEING.COMBINING SOPHISTICATED THEORETICAL ANALYSIS WITH EMPIRICAL RESEARCH, THE BOOK PRESENTS A CONTRARIAN ARGUMENT THAT DEFINES LEISURE AS A SERIOUS AND STIMULATING CHALLENGE RATHER THAN AN UNQUALIFIED BENEFIT OR GOOD.THIS IS VITAL READING FOR ANYONE WITH AN INTEREST IN THE CONCEPT OF TIME IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, WORK-LIFE BALANCE, ORGANISATIONAL STUDIES, OR THE HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, OR SOCIOLOGY OF WORK AND LEISURE.

INTRODUCTIONPART 1: LEISURE, WORK AND WELL-BEING: THROUGH A HISTORICAL LENS1. LEISURE THAT NEVER EXISTED BEFORE: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE2. WAS PLATO A FRIEND OR A FOE OF LEISURE?3 ARISTOTLE: PHILOSOPHER OF LEISURE AND HAPPINESS4. LEISURE IN ANCIENT ROME:OTIUMANDPANEM ET CIRCENSES5. SENECA: PHILOSOPHER OF TRANQUILLITY AND SADNESS6. ST. AUGUSTINE: LEISURE AND HAPPINESS IN THE EARTHLY CITY AND THE CITY OF GOD7. THOMAS AQUINAS: VITA ACTIVA OR VITA CONTEMPLATIVA?8. FROM THE VALE OF TEARS TO THE RENAISSANCE9. WORK AND LEISURE IN THOMAS MORESUTOPIA10. MONTAIGNESESSAYSAND PASCALSPENSES: OF DIVERSION AND HAPPINESS11. ENLIGHTENMENTS VISION OF WORK, LEISURE AND THE ARTS12. ADAM SMITH: CAPITALISM WITH A HUMAN FACE?13. THE 19THCENTURYWAS THERE EVER A GOLDEN AGE?14. ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE: WHY ARE AMERICANS RESTLESS AMIDST PROSPERITY?15. KARL MARX: BETWEEN THE REALM OF FREEDOM AND MATERIAL NECESSITY16. EMILE DURKHEIM: OF LABOUR, LEISURE, AND ANOMIE17. MAX WEBER: OF WORK ETHIC, LEISURE, AND DISENCHANTMENT18. THORSTEIN VEBLEN: FROM THE ETHICS OF WORK TO CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION19. THE 20THCENTURY: FAREWELL TO THE "BELLE POQUE"20. JOHAN HUIZINGA: SUB SPECIE LUDI21. PITIRIM SOROKIN: AT THE CROSSROAD OF IDEATIONAL AND SENSATE CULTURES22. JOSEPH PIEPER: APOLOGY FORVITA CONTEMPLATIVA23. HANNAH ARENDT: OF HUMAN CONDITION24. FROM THEMIDDLETOWNANDMIDDLETOWN IN TRANSITIONTOTHE LONELY CROWD25. LEISURE RESEARCH YESTERDAY AND TODAY: QUO VADIS?PART II: LEISURE, WORK AND WELL-BEING: CHANGING THE DIOPTER26. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SOCIETY OF LEISURE? TWO SCENARIOS27. WORK-LEISURE RELATIONSHIP: THE LONG ARM OF WORK?28. LEISURE AND SOCIAL PRESTIGE: KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES?29. THE PROS AND CONS OF THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF CULTURE30. OF HAPPINESS, LEISURE AND RICHESCONCLUSION

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