Leisure as commodity: the role of the state in leisure provision.

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By reference to British experience, evaluates the connections that exist between leisure and wider social relations, in particular in terms of state involvement in managing and underwriting recreational activities. Considers the examples presented in terms of a theory of the state, and concludes by addressing 2 issues: the varied nature of relations between state and society in the contexts of leisure and recreation at the international scale, and secondly the necessary direction for the next decade of research.-J.Sheail

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-84
Number of pages21
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


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