Author: Jacob T. Snyder

Leisure is a challenge to contemporary liberal democratic life. As Tocqueville assessed, the democratic citizen views labor as a ‘necessary, natural, and respectable condition of humanity’. 1 Notable contemporary thinkers on the subject of leisure, especially Pieper and Huizinga, 2 are in

In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought

healthy and vigorous spirituality. One indication of this fact is given by something one would perhaps not expect to find in a Panopticon-type institution: leisure time. As I intend to show in this paper, this element is clearly present in Jesuit education and it may even be seen as the cornerstone of

In: Journal of Jesuit Studies
Author: Yi Zhang

main carriers of human civilization. Reading in leisure time is a kind of enjoyment, a wealth and a lifelong benefit. I sincerely hope to form a nationwide atmosphere which exists everywhere … Viewing reading as a way of life and combining it with work will not only increase the innovative power of

In: Chinese Research Perspectives on Society, Volume 6

Leisure and Social Wellbeing Leisure revolves around a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, such as sports, socialising, watching television and reading. Leisure activities are generally self-selected and are associated with behavioural pursuits that are considered rewarding. Leisure

In: Perspectives on Wellbeing

The examination of sport from a recreation and leisure lens is growing in popularity, as more scholars and practitioners recognize the potential individual and social benefits of sport offered ‘for-all’ versus sport offered for a select few. However, as recreational sport scholarship grows, there is a need to evaluate the status of sport research in the field of recreation and leisure studies. In that light, the authors performed a systematic integrative review to better understand the literature available on sport in a recreation and leisure context. The particular study sought to review the recreation and leisure studies literature over the past 2years in three North American top-tier journals to determine how sport is related to and contextualized within the field of recreation and leisure. Through the identification and description of themes and demographic contexts, findings suggest that recreational sport research has grown dramatically over the past 5-7 years. However, there are still areas of recreational sport that need attention such as sportsmanship, the benefits of sport delivery systems on programs and communities as well as the increased rates of injury and lack of policies in place to control for overuse, over programming and excessive pressure to perform in a recreational setting. Perhaps more importantly, conceptually, a discussion needs to occur as to why certain deficits and gaps exist in the leisure literature on sport that do not exist in the professional or Olympic sport research and how do researchers and professionals close the gaps in an effort to more fully understand how sport functions within the leisure and recreational context. This chapter will seek to present the findings but then seek to stimulate thought and discussion about the future of sport within the leisure environment.

In: Sport, Identity and Community
1920s-1940s
• Number of titles: 19 • Languages used: Russian • Title list available • MARC records available • Location of originals: K.D. Ushinski State Scientifi c Pedagogical Library, Moscow National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg The material gathered here offers a unique insight into one of the most important and characteristic areas of socializing the young in early Soviet Russia, and a window into the mentality of the `first Soviet generations’ as well. This so-called movement for ‘socialisation through play’ and ‘rational leisure’ was documented in many hundreds of publications, both in periodicals (for example, Doshkol’noe obrazovanie [Pre-School Education], Prosveshchenie na transporte [Education in Railway Schools], Na putik novoi shkole [On the Road to the New School], and Pedologiya), and in separate short books and brochures. The selection here, taken from materials held in the Russian State Library and in the Ushinsky Pedagogical Library in Moscow, gives a representative overview of the different trends in children leisure activities and games and runs chronologically from 1917 to the late 1930s.
Author: Pierre Destrée

, 1337b38-9); virtue (ἀρετή), or as he will say, παιδεία, ie moral education; leisure (διαγωγή). This is apparently a firm and definitive division which he repeats a little further along: music aims εἰς παιδείαν ἢ παιδιὰν ἢ διαγωγήν (1339b13-14), each of these aims being a genuine one, depending on the

In: Greek and Roman Musical Studies