Serious leisure and individuality by Elie Cohen-Gewerc

By Elie Cohen-Gewerc

What does it suggest to be somebody and the way can a person exist inside of society? critical rest and Individuality examines the situations within the sleek global that make for person forte, and the position of those stipulations in own and social existence. "The individual," stated Friedrich Nietzsche, "has consistently needed to fight to maintain from being crushed by means of the tribe. when you test it, you may be lonely usually, and infrequently apprehensive. yet no fee is just too excessive to pay for the privilege of possessing yourself." Elie Cohen-Gewerc and Robert Stebbins discover the line to discovering that privilege. They strategy individuality by means of analyzing its dating to freedom and being loose, and by means of defining and elaborating at the notion of rest area. additionally they examine individuality's position in group, citizenship, and globalization. The complicated dating among individuality and alienation is positioned lower than the microscope to focus on the adverse part of being certain, which has adversarial results for the person and society. there are various reports at the sleek person that centre nearly totally at the individual dealing with his area people and broader society. what's lacking within the literature - and what critical rest and Individuality presents - is a huge, entire exam of individuality, rather because it is rooted in rest and the leisure-like parts of labor

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It is, furthermore, the definition on which this book is based. 32 Serious Leisure and Individuality Temporal Space It is also possible to look on leisure as free time, as time away from all disagreeable obligations. Nevertheless most scholars guided by the temporal approach see leisure time more narrowly: as that time not spent making a living. This conceptualization, however, fails to cover the non-work obligations mentioned above. , Robinson and Godbey 1997; Cushman, Veal, and Zuzanek 2005).

44 Serious Leisure and Individuality The intensity with which some participants approach their leisure suggests that, there, they may at times be in psychological flow. Flow, a form of optimal experience, is possibly the most widely discussed and studied generic intrinsic reward in the psychology of work and leisure. Although many types of work and leisure generate little or no flow for their participants, those that do are found primarily in the “devotee occupations” (discussed later) and serious leisure.

Imaginative spaces are not merely in the virtual space of contemporary nature but also in the imagination of [the] consumer and the representations of the agencies providing ... leisure sites: visual culture and other narratives of communication ... Space, then, can be important in metaphorically “shaping,” contextualizing leisure and commercial and public policy prefiguring of the meaning of leisure sites, and the leisure experience may be transformed by the way in which individuals encounter those spaces and activities.

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