RealWorldCh14-lecture

RealWorldCh14-lecture - The Real World 2 nd Edition AN...

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Unformatted text preview: The Real World 2 nd Edition AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY Kerry Ferris and Jill Stein Chapter 14 Recreation and Leisure in Everyday Life 2 Studying Leisure and Recreation Leisure refers to time that can be spent relaxing, engaging in recreation, or otherwise indulging in freely chosen activities. Recreation includes any pleasurable activity that is refreshing and renewing for the body, mind, and spirit. 3 Studying Leisure and Recreation (cont d) Three related developments have changed modern leisure-time activities. The first is that many leisure activities have shifted from the public to the private sphere- people spend more time at home, especially with new technologies. 4 Studying Leisure and Recreation (cont d) Secondly, leisure and recreation have become commodities (goods or services that are bought or sold). While people used to make their own fun, they now purchase it as goods and services. 5 Studying Leisure and Recreation (cont d) Finally, many recreational activities that were once spontaneous and unsupervised are now formally organized. Technology has indirectly assisted in this process. 6 Leisure: The Opposite of Work? Leisure isnt the opposite of workthe two are linked together through consumption (the use of goods and services). Types of leisure activities are associated with social class. (Your class determines the kinds of activities you partake in.) The Media Since we know that technology has impacted our leisure and recreation, what role does the media play in this process? 8 The Structure of Media Industries The media clearly is a major social institution, with increasing power and importance. importance....
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