History of Leisure - History of Leisure What it Takes to Leisure There has to be time even with so called simple social systems o May not be

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History of Leisure What it Takes to Leisure - There has to be time – even with so called ‘simple social systems’ o May not be differentiated, but must be able to free yourself from work - Strong economic base o Does a society have the means and resources for leisure o Ik of Uganda (tribe in Uganda) – Constantly looking to survive - Underclass? o Think about this one throughout of talk on leisure and history - (Leisure was only an elite activity because they wanted something to do since they didn’t have jobs) - Can have leisure when you have a stable economic society. Can celebrate when they don’t need to always find work for survival. Basic Sociological Concepts - Leisure will generally mimic the culture it is occurring in o Gender roles for example - Leisure often associated with war o Tlachtli courts – A way to remain sound in body and prepare for war. Losers got sacrificed o Roman coliseum – Demonstrative of war, which was a big part of Roman culture

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