Written in English
Paper prepared for ASA Convention, New York, 1973.
(shelved 2 times as social-emotional-development) avg rating — 6, ratings — published Leisure and Human Development approaches the topic of leisure across the lifespan from a developmental perspective: the orderly, patterned, enduring trajectory of life. A central idea of this book is that both theories of human development and research findings can lead to practical application—the "so what" question is addressed throughout. The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions (), by Thorstein Veblen, is a treatise on economics and a detailed, social critique of conspicuous consumption, as a function of social class and of consumerism, derived from the social stratification of people and the division of labour, which are social institutions of the feudal period (9th–15th c.) that have Author: Thorstein Veblen. Discussing activities as diverse as theater and falconry, rotary clubs and brutal leisure‘such as acts of terrorism and revolutionary violence Stebbins offers a variety sufficient enough to confirm that cultural development through leisure, work, and community involvement has been provide the background for this argument, Stebbins Author: Robert A. Stebbins.
the full potential of leisure and of life. Any book such as this one is built on the contributions of many others, acknowledged and unacknowledged. To countless colleagues I am grateful for the opportunity to join in the ongoing development of the important field of Leisure Studies. Thorstein Bunde Veblen (born Torsten Bunde Veblen; J - August 3, ) was an American economist and sociologist, and a leader of the institutional economics movement. Besides his technical work he was a popular and witty critic of capitalism, as shown by his best known book The Theory of the Leisure Class ()/5(8). Play enhances every domain of a child's development. Gross-motor skills, such as walking, kicking, or skipping, can be strengthened when a toddler pushes a toy grocery cart or an older child jumps rope. When a young child kicks a ball across the room, she is practicing coordination by balancing on one foot to kick with the other. Abstract. Personal development through leisure is far too subtle and profound to make its way into the popular mind. That is, the central processes in this development lead to self-fulfillment, which because this can take years, is only possible by way of the serious : Robert A. Stebbins.
The book concludes by proposing that a new view of work and leisure may serve to override social divisions and traditional impediments to cultural development. View Show abstractAuthor: Robert Stebbins. This book extends positive psychology by embedding leisure into the positive science field, following a new paradigm and aggregating various domains and fields. Positive science can be applied to the field of leisure and, in turn, leisure can serve as . Get this from a library! Social Worlds and the Leisure Experience. [Robert A Stebbins] -- Anselm Strauss observed 40 years ago that the idea of social world was suffering from weak conceptualization and application to those areas of social life where this formation figures prominently in. From both an individual and a societal perspective, Dimensions of Leisure for Life guides students through a study of leisure as a multidisciplinary field. The book uses social sciences methods and current research, with examples from psychology, geography, anthropology, and sociology, to study leisure behavior/5(5).