Anthony J. Veal og John T. Haworth
Routledge 2004, 224 s. ISBN 041520587
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Profound transformations in the nature and organization of
work are occurring worldwide, with potentially far reaching social and
economic consequences. The changing nature of global economic and social
environments has led to a complex relationship among work, leisure, social
structure and quality of life, which present a challenging concern for
researchers, educators and policy-makers alike.
organizations, flexibility of working practices are being coupled with
policies for a balanced work and non-work life. This can be in response to
new attitudes, values and aspirations of key workers, but also attempts to
enhance creativity, improve company loyalty, and reduce corporate health
bills. However, many employees are experiencing long hours, increased
workloads, changing work practices and job insecurity, all of which can
lead to problematic levels of stress. At the same time, major social
differentiation exists with significant sections of society unable to
obtain employment, as well as significant variations in health and quality
In Work and Leisure leading experts from a wide
range of disciplines examine these issues by reviewing the primary areas
of concern, linking each to the core practical and theoretical issues, as
well as the implications of these for both future research and policy
decisions. As a result, this text provides up-to-date and well-balanced
coverage of these key issues, and will prove a valuable resource to
students of psychology, sociology, social policy, business and leisure
studies, as well as to policy-makers in both private and public
Introduction. Part 1: The Changing
Face of Work and Leisure. A Brief History of Work and Leisure. Work
and Leisure in the Twentieth Century: The Devil Continues to Make Work.
Post-modernist Constructs of Work and Leisure. Gender, Work and Leisure.
The Economy of Work and Leisure. Leisure Behaviour. Part 2: Quality of
Life and Work and Leisure. Work, Time and Stress. Work, Leisure, and
Well-being. Understanding Work. Working Families and Well-being. Leisure
and Health. Serious Leisure, Volunteerism and Quality of Life.
John Haworth is a Visiting
Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Manchester. He is
the author of Work, Leisure and Well-Being (Routledge, 1997). Anthony Veal
is Head of the Department of Leisure and Tourism at the University of