Leisure & Tourism Operations

Leisure as an Object of Sociological Inquiry:

  • Introduction
  • The Social Significance of Leisure
  • Basic Philosophy & Orientation
  • From Philosophy to Social Research
  • The Purpose of this Volume

Traditional Approaches in the Sociology of Leisure:

  • Introduction
  • Sociological Reasoning
  • Traditions in the Sociology of Leisure
  • Discussion

Recent Interpretative Approaches to Leisure:

  • Introduction
  • New Sociologies of Leisure
  • Discussion

Elements of a Structural Sociology of Leisure:

  • Introduction
  • Social Structure
  • The Social Structures of Leisure
  • Discussion

Social Networks Research:

  • Introduction
  • Operational sing Structure
  • Social Networks Research – An Overview
  • Summary

Social Networks Research in Leisure:

  • Introduction
  • The Social Networks of Leisure
  • Influences of Community Networks on Leisure
  • Social Networks at Leisure Places
  • An Illustration – Personal Networks in a Rural Community
  • Organizational Networks
  • Summary

A Critique of leisure Networks Research:

  • Introduction
  • The Influence of Social Networks on Leisure
  • Future Leisure Networks Research
  • A Remaining Problem – Meaning
  • Critique, & an Alternative – Giddens’s Theory of Structuration
  • Summary

Conclusions & Consequences of a Structural Sociology of Leisure:

  • Introduction
  • Reinterpreting Leisure
  • Unresolved Issues
  • Conclusions

Leisure as an Object of Sociological Inquiry:

  • Introduction
  • The Social Significance of Leisure
  • Basic Philosophy & Orientation
  • From Philosophy to Social Research
  • The Purpose of this Volume

Traditional Approaches in the Sociology of Leisure:

  • Introduction
  • Sociological Reasoning
  • Traditions in the Sociology of Leisure
  • Discussion

Recent Interpretative Approaches to Leisure:

  • Introduction
  • New Sociologies of Leisure
  • Discussion

Elements of a Structural Sociology of Leisure:

  • Introduction
  • Social Structure
  • The Social Structures of Leisure
  • Discussion

Social Networks Research:

  • Introduction
  • Operational sing Structure
  • Social Networks Research – An Overview
  • Summary

Social Networks Research in Leisure:

  • Introduction
  • The Social Networks of Leisure
  • Influences of Community Networks on Leisure
  • Social Networks at Leisure Places
  • An Illustration – Personal Networks in a Rural Community
  • Organizational Networks
  • Summary

A Critique of leisure Networks Research:

  • Introduction
  • The Influence of Social Networks on Leisure
  • Future Leisure Networks Research
  • A Remaining Problem – Meaning
  • Critique, & an Alternative – Giddens’s Theory of Structuration
  • Summary

Conclusions & Consequences of a Structural Sociology of Leisure:

  • Introduction
  • Reinterpreting Leisure
  • Unresolved Issues
  • Conclusions