- Title: Leisure Life: Myth, Modernity and Masculinity
- Author: Tony Blackshaw
- Released: 2003-05-23
- Pages: 200
- ISBN: 0415270723
- ISBN13: 978-0415270724
- ASIN: 0415270723
The book uniquely combines 'the lads'' own raw and compelling accounts of their leisure experiences with a sophisticated interpretive analysis. In doing so, it draws on the work of major theorists such as Baudrillard, Derrida, Foucault, and especially Bauman to develop new critical insights into our understanding of the meaning of leisure.
Leisure Life awakens the sociological imagination. It offers a new approach to the study of masculinity and the ethnography of leisure, making it appropriate for courses in sociology, leisure, cultural and gender studies.