Leisure in a post-work society

Snape, Robert ORCID: 0000-0003-4229-0926, Haworth, John ORCID: 0000-0003-0693-6320, McHugh, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-6357-2979 and Carson, Jerome ORCID: 0000-0002-7596-116X (2017) Leisure in a post-work society. World Leisure Journal, 59 (3). pp. 184-194. ISSN 1607-8055

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Abstract

Modern understandings of leisure have formed in terms of its relationship to work. The effects of industrialization in the western world are well known, regulating time for leisure and, through urbanization, producing social scientific definitions of leisure as either a civic good or a social problem requiring surveillance and regulation. Current predictions of a rapid quantitative decline in work are therefore of serious social, economic and psychological concern, raising questions about the meanings of leisure without work. This paper reviews the historical formation of work–leisure relationships. It then considers predictions of the impact of further technological change on the future of work and proposals for a universal basic income, and the implications of these for free time and leisure. Finally, it reviews the new focus on well-being in academic research and in government policy in the UK, and discusses the importance of leisure in terms of enjoyment of life, meaningful activity and social participation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in World leisure Journal on 2nd July 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/16078055.2017.1345483
Uncontrolled Keywords: Work, technology, income, well-being, enjoyment, meaningful activity
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
University of Bolton Research Centres > Centre for Worktown Studies
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 11:00
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 13:20
Identification Number: 10.1080/16078055.2017.1345483
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1160

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