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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
384 words

Economists traditionally defined leisure in opposition to work and more specifically as a residual of the work day—the time left

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
1,473 words

The release of the body from the tension and strain of work may be understood as a natural physical response

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
A time in which individuals are not compelled to do anything, and are free to choose to relax or to take part in a leisure activity. Leisure has important social functions, including ... More
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Karla A. Henderson and Claire Langhamer

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
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6,526 words
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This entry consists of two subentries:Overview Comparative History Overview Leisure is frequently misunderstood. It can range from doing nothing to doing something at ... More
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Paul S. Boyer

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,264 words
Recreation and leisure figure importantly in America's cultural, social, and economic history. In the Colonial and earlier national eras, leisure activities were shaped by the agrarian ... More
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Alexander Kazhdan

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
113 words
(σχολή), as a form of philosophical behavior, designated in antiquity both scholarly discussion and scholarly speculation on nature and “origin.” Church fathers renounced the ancient ... More
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Ruth V. Russell

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
2,240 words

Leisure is a complex concept. Its meaning throughout history has varied according to the place, the era, and the people. For example, to ancient Rome (...

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Suzanne Morton

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,259 words
Intimately connected with work, and dependent on a large number of variables—including gender, class, age, ethnicity, health, season, and moral values—leisure is a relative idea. As paid ... More

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