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Studies from Europe
Author : Ishwar Modi and Teus J. Kamphorst (eds)
ISBN : 978-81-316-0855-5
Edition : 2017
Pages : 300
Price : Rs.1295 / US$80
Binding : Hardback
Territory : World
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Leisure and Life through the Ages is a comprehensive account of eighteen countries from Europe to record developments in the field of leisure from a worldwide and comparative perspective. The coverage of the volume extends to Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden. The book also has a summarising article on Europe in the beginning which provides the basic general characteristics of leisure in Europe. Yet it may as well be said that in spite of certain basic features of leisure in Europe many of these countries are entertaining different practices and characteristics. All these papers have a thorough discussion on the broader perspective of leisure as it has existed during different periods of history in respective countries. The book will appeal to all those interested in the fields of leisure studies, cultural studies and sociology in general.

• Zsuzsanna Benkõ • Gianna Cappello • Ivan Chorvát • Christiana (Chryssoula) Constantopoulou • Fanny Dubois • Pârsla Eglîte • Kálmán Ercsei • Katalin Erdei • Maya Keliyan • Zita Kiss • Lars Lagergren • László Lippai • Fabio Massimo Lo Verde • Jaroslava Hasmanová Marhánková • Lajos Olasz • Laila Ottesen • José Machado Pais • H. Thomas R. Persson • Inna Piskunova • Réka Plugor • Violante Martínez Quintana • Ken Roberts • Hasso Spode • Krzysztof Stachura• Júlia Szabó • Klára Tarkó • Philippe Terral • Vera Toepoel • Magdalena Zadkowska

Ishwar Modi is Director, India International Institute of Social Sciences. He was also the Founder Director, Centre for Leisure and Tourism Studies, University of Rajasthan and a Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur. A pioneer of leisure studies in India, he is an Honorary Life Member of the World Leisure Organization and also a Senior Fellow and Founder Member of the World Leisure Academy. He was an Executive Committee Member of the International Sociological Association and was also the President of its Research Committee on Sociology of Leisure. He was also the President of the Indian Sociological Society (2012–2013). He has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award (2015) of the Indian Sociological Society.

Teus J. Kamphorst was Director of the WLRA International Centre of Excellence (WICE) in the Netherlands which has produced several students of eminence in the field of leisure, tourism and environment. He was also the President of the Research Committee on Sociology of Leisure of the International Sociological Association.
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