TDM 210 study guide

TDM 210 study guide - Intro to the Working Poor &...

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Recreation in American Life 1 analyzing job opportunities 11 personal qualities and self assessment development and advancement Review of Some Basics Leisure Time- free and unobligated time; the time that is left when work and other necessary things are not being done Four Basic Approaches to Leisure Classical State of being in which activity is performed for its own sake – sharply contrasted with work Work = ignoble/boring/monotonous Created for Greeks with slaves Modern problem – leisure cannot be the privilege of a few As a function of social class Leisure for nobles / ultra wealthy Idle rich Conspicuous consumption Created for South by slaves Modern problem – except for a few jet setters no people As a form of activity Non-work activity during free time Liberation and pleasure >> relaxation/entertainment/personal growth Voluntary activity in contrast to work, which is required, utilitarian and rewarded economically Modern problem – life is more than work and free time As free time Non-obligated, discretionary time > beyond existence (living) and subsistence (work, school) Two ideas: 24 hour clock <> general notion of the time one uses as they please Created by modern slaves - machines Modern problem – pre-supposes work > can leisure exist without work? Who doesn’t work – those with true leisure (rich, retired) and those with enforced leisure (prisoners, children, unemployed, ill, handicapped) Circles??? Some Basic Theories of Recreation Surplus Energy o use up extra energy – mostly applied to children Re-Creation o recuperative time, restore your energy for work Catharsis o use up extra emotional energy, safety valve for emotions Instinct-
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o Practice – prepare youth for later life through games: Fighting games Love games Initiative games Social games Recapitulation o recall, summarize and relieve high spots from the past Activity for Growth o a time to experience things for physical and mental growth Relaxation
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TDM 210 study guide - Intro to the Working Poor &amp;...

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