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  • Their Free Time In Many Ways
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    Review of Waiting for the Weekend In the opening chapter of Waiting for the Weekend, Witold Rybczynski analyzes free time. He explains the notion of five and two, and how the weekend is the most coveted time of the week. He explains how the weekend is more of a break from the regular week than free time. The five and two structure has affected leisure in the sense that we have a designated time to pursue whatever we wish. Leisure is vital to growth and development, and as Aristotle wrote, Happin...
  • Mother's Leisure Satisfaction
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    Introduction A women's leisure style changes abruptly upon the arrival of children because she is no longer only responsible for her personal needs, but the needs of other human beings. Her time is no longer her own; she coordinates eating, sleeping, school, and homework schedules. In addition to juggling these activities, she has a marriage to sustain, as well as her own personal matters. This can be a lot for one person to handle and leaves little time for personal leisure pursuits for any mot...
  • Market For Leisure Time
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    An extremely interesting, but ever-contradictory sociological study of sexual relations is presented in the Kathy Peiss book Cheap Amusements. The reason I say that it is ever-contradictory is that the arguments are presented for both the benefit of cheap amusements for a woman's place in society and for the reinforcement of her place. In one breath, Peiss says that mixed-sex fun could be a source of autonomy and pleasure as well as a cause of [a woman s] continuing oppression. The following arg...
  • Their Leisure Time For Their Careers
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    John Bell Sociology 2/10/00 Where Is All My Time At Leisure is defined as freedom from the demands of work or duty. Everybody needs leisure in their lives, to balance the stress of work and life. Leisure helps re-energize and relax people, so they can perform activities well in their lives. People use their free time (leisure time) in a variety of different ways; engaging in outdoor activities, entertainment like watching movies or television, or just having time to themselves... Another activit...
  • Daniel's Leisure Time
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    During the time, leisure and recreation have been always an important part of man's life and occurred in many different forms. In the ancient Greece, people used to entertain themselves by participating outdoor games, which contributed into both physical and mental development. In the middle of ninetieth (19th) century people used to spend more time together socializing and learn about and from each other. Nowadays, at the beginning of twenty-first (21st) century, where everybody is trying to ac...
  • Leisure Time Schor
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    Americans spend leisure time consuming. Because more consumption requires more work time, citizens are in effect defeating the purpose of leisure time and creating a paradox. In a frenzied rush to aquire more material possessions, Americans are working more leaving little time for simple leisurely activities. Rybczynski claims that if given a choice, most people would choose the ability to consume over an increase in free time. For example in the sixties many women traded their quiet leisurely h...
  • Leisure Activities People
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    Development of the Leisure and Recreation Industry Since the 1960's there has been a rapid development in this industry and this is due to a number of reasons. All industries change over a period of time, but the leisure industry is probably changing faster than any other. There are many factors that influence the development of the industry but these are the most significant. Increase in Leisure Time In 1961 the average amount of time an individual spent working in a week would be 45 hours. Thi...
  • Old Leisure And Modern Relaxation
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    Adam Bede Technology advances with time. Though, technological advancement is needed to move a civilization forward, it also has its downsides. With more products and services available, it is impossible to live a life of relaxation as people once did long before. In George Eliot's "Adam Bede,' one can see the difference in the purity of "old leisure' and the corruption of modern leisure through Eliot's use of diction, imagery, and personification. The words that George Eliot utilizes in Adam Be...

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