Leisure and diaspora


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Burdsey, Daniel (2017) Leisure and diaspora In: Spracklen, K., Lashua, B., Sharpe, E. and Swain, S., eds. The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory. Palgrave Macmillan, UK, pp. 765-781. ISBN 9781137564788

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This chapter explores the relationship between leisure and theories of diaspora. It proceeds by identifying the relative absence of the concept of diaspora in leisure studies in comparison to other fields within the social sciences. The chapter then considers some of the potential ways that leisure and diaspora might usefully come together, helping us to theorize the leisure practices and identities of migrant communities and their subsequent generations. The following section outlines some of the key contributions to diaspora studies, as well as critiques of this work. Next, some of the principal themes that have emerged in recent years in relation to leisure and migration processes more broadly are examined. Lastly, using a couple of examples from the author's own research in this area, the chapter considers how the concept of diaspora might be harnessed in diverse ways to think about twenty-first-century leisure.

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Additional Information: Burdsey, Daniel, Leisure and Diaspora, in: Spracklen, K., Lashua, B., Sharpe, E., Swain, S. (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory, 2017, Palgrave Macmillan UK, reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here: http://www.palgrave.com/br/book/9781137564788.
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L330 Ethnic studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L350 Religion
L000 Social Sciences > L600 Anthropology > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
L000 Social Sciences > L600 Anthropology > L690 Anthropology not elsewhere classified
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 13:18
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 13:34
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/16849

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