Constraints to Leisure January 22 nd , 2020
What are Structural Constraints? 1. Costs of participating 2. Time and other commitments 3. Problems with facilities 4. Isolation (social isolation & geographic isolation) 5. Lack of skills and abilities Not everyone experiences these constraints equally Cost and Time frequently reported as constraints (Are these perceived or are they based in reality?) Increasing income achieved at cost of free time?
“Qualitative Research” and Constraints to Leisure Feminist Frameworks and influences on constraints research Critique of androcentric perspectives Brought to light notions of Ethic of Care as an activity of relationship, of seeing and responding to need Lack of a sense of entitlement to leisure Fear Body Image Other factors – immigration, language, isolation, ethnicity, adolescence, children, menopause, death of partners Critiques of conventional wisdom – validity of hierarchy, terminology, and value of approaching leisure through the lens of constraints-based perspectives Context – More information that provides individual and societal context over quantitative survey research
Moving from Barriers to Constraints Thinking about your own leisure, what constraints do you encounter in achieving your leisure goals? Are these constraints intermittent or permanent? Is there anything you try to do to overcome or alleviate the effects of these constraints? Do you think that your leisure would be different if the constraints were not present to begin with? If not, why not? Jackson, E.L. (2007) The Politics of Leisure. In R.M. McCarville, & K. MacKay, Leisure for Canadians , (pp.79-89), Venture.
Stressful Living and Leisure as a Meaningful Stress-Coping Pursuit January 23 rd , 2020 Jackson, E.L. (2007) The Politics of Leisure. In R.M. McCarville, & K. MacKay, Leisure for Canadians , (pp.79-89), Venture.
- Spring '18
- Working time, Changing Workforce, R.M. McCarville, K. MacKay