A Relaxed State of Affairs: On Leisure, Tourism, and Cuban Identity

Carter, Thomas F (2007) A Relaxed State of Affairs: On Leisure, Tourism, and Cuban Identity In: Coleman, S. and Kohn, T., eds. The Discipline of Leisure: Embodying Cultures of "Recreation". Berghahn Books, Oxford, pp. 127-145. ISBN 978-1-84545-372-5

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Abstract

The burgeoning social scientific study of tourism has emphasized the effects of the post-industrial economy on travel and place. However, this volume takes some of these issues into a different area of leisure: the spare-time carved out by people as part of their everyday lives - time that is much more intimately juxtaposed with the pressures and influences of work life, and which often involves specific bodily practices associated with hobbies and sports. An important focus of the book is the body as a site of identity formation, experience, and disciplined recreation of the self. Contributors examine the ways rituals, sports, and forms of bodily transformation mediate between contemporary ideologies of freedom, choice and self-control.

Item Type:Chapter in book
Uncontrolled Keywords:Leisure; Tourism; Cuban Identity
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L312 Travel and Tourism
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
L000 Social Sciences > L900 Cultural Studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L330 Ethnic studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
Faculties:Faculty of Education and Sport > Chelsea School
ID Code:2583
Deposited By:Chelsea editor
Deposited On:08 Nov 2007
Last Modified:21 Mar 2013 02:17

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