This book explores the new politics of leisure and pleasure in relation to a range of popular activities. Current generations in Western societies are essentially recipients of the changes that the Sixties – fabled decade of sex, drugs and rock n' roll - left behind. In their leisure lives – whether drinking, reading, surfing the net, taking drugs, going to a comedy gig, watching TV, taking a holiday, downloading music, supporting a football club, having a bet, having sex or simply roaming the countryside – people seem to enjoy unprecedented freedoms. But what are these freedoms? How are they exercised? And to what extent have traditional controls been relinquished?
|Title of host publication||The New Politics of Leisure and Pleasure|
|Editors||Peter Bramham, Stephen Wagg|
|Place of Publication||Basingstoke|
|Number of pages||296|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2010|