Parent Category: Article
Category: Recreation and performing arts
Is Marx still relevant to the study of leisure?
|Title||Is Marx still relevant to the study of leisure? ||Author(S)||Chris Rojek (Author) |
|Abstract|| This paper is an attempt to reaffirm the relevance of Marxism for Leisure Studies. It is motivated by the view that the influence of Marxism on the field was late and short lived (primarily through Clarke and Critcher’s book The Devil Makes Work (1985)). Marxism in Leisure Studies was rapidly eclipsed by the revival of neo-liberal approaches and the ascent of post-structuralism which privileged 'discourse’, 'coding’ and 'representation’ over economics and class. The fall of the Berlin Wall and the so-called 'velvet revolution’ in Eastern Europe seemed to expose Marxism as passé and wrong headed. ...||Pagination||p 19-34|
|Subject||Recreation and performing arts||Descriptors||Leisure|
|Journal Title||Leisure studies : the journal of the Leisure Studies Association|| || |
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