The Roles of Leisure continued… January 21 st , 2020
The Politicization of Leisure Activities Are the Olympic Games a “political” event? If yes, how so?
Tommie Smith and John Carlos, 1968 Alwyn Morris, 1984
Leisure & Power Relations Structured Relations of Power or Power Relations Terms used to “describe unequal access to power and resources for different people or groups of people in a particular society” (p.63) What characteristics might affect a person’s ability to access services, resources, opportunities and power?
Leisure and Resistance Resistance to, and/or Challenge of, structured relations of power Leisure as an important site for resistance and positive social change. Why? What is it about leisure that provides opportunities for resistance? What examples can you think of?
Leisure and Resistance Leisure’s ability to provide opportunities for choice and freedom of expression Leisure’s ability to provide a site or space for challenge societal beliefs and orthodoxies that are constraining Examples: Paralympics, Women’s Hockey, Men’s Cheerleading
Leisure and Social Reproduction Leisure as a form of reproduction or reinforcement of dominant belief systems. Can be positive and negative Perpetuation of stereotypes and negative attitudes Examples? What about organized sports for boys? Bridal Showers, Bachelorette Parties, Stag Parties?
Leisure Lifestyles January 21 st , 2020
Leisure Lifestyles Stebbins, R.A., (2007) The Politics of Leisure. In R.M. McCarville, & K. MacKay, Leisure for Canadians , (pp.71-77), Venture. Leisure Lifestyles = “Way of Life”, “Work/Life Balance”, “Daily Routine” Approaches/Analyses of Leisure Lifestyles People’s mobilization of resources People’s ties to the social world Core leisure activities as basis for personal and social identification Costs and Rewards or activity participation
Leisure Lifestyles Notion of Discretionary Time What discretionary time commitments have you made in the past seven days? What coerced time commitments have you made in the past seven days? Are you involved in serious leisure, casual leisure, project-based leisure or a combination of all three? How does time play a role in your leisure?
Personal Philosophy and Leisure Profile Objective: With this assignment you will create a personal philosophy and profile of leisure. Using journaling as a method to capture your ideas, you will describe your understanding of leisure the activities that you are currently involved with behaviours that enhance your self-esteem
- Spring '18
- Leisure Lifestyles, leisure profile, Leisure Behaviours