Digital Leisure Cultures

Digital Leisure Cultures

This book also demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of studying digital leisure cultures.

Author: Sandro Carnicelli

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317355618

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 226

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The digital turn in leisure has opened up a vast array of new opportunities to play, learn, participate and be entertained – opportunities that have transformed what we recognise as leisure. This edited collection provides a significant contribution to our changing understanding of digital leisure cultures, reflecting on the socio-historical context within which the digital age emerged, while engaging with new debates about the evolving and controversial role of digital platforms in contemporary leisure cultures. This book also demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of studying digital leisure cultures. To make sense of how individuals and institutions use digital spaces it is necessary to draw on history, science and technology, philosophy, cultural studies, sociology and geography, as well as sport and leisure studies. This important and timely study discusses both the promise of the digital sphere as a realm of liberation, and the darker side of the internet associated with control, surveillance, exclusion and dehumanisation. Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical perspectives is fascinating reading for any student or scholar of sociology, sport and leisure studies, geography or media studies.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Digital Leisure the Internet and Popular Culture

Digital Leisure  the Internet and Popular Culture

Covering a range of issues from social media and file-sharing to romance on the Internet, this book presents new theoretical directions for digital leisure.

Author: Karl Spracklen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137405883

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 576

Spracklen explores the impact of the internet on leisure and leisure studies, examining the ways in which digital leisure spaces and activities have become part of everyday leisure. Covering a range of issues from social media and file-sharing to romance on the Internet, this book presents new theoretical directions for digital leisure.
Categories: Social Science

Digital Leisure the Internet and Popular Culture

Digital Leisure  the Internet and Popular Culture

This article is interested in the potential of digital tools and technologies to flatten hierarchies, enabling a wider range of citizens to participate in leisure cultures (particularly around mega sporting events) to subvert controlled ...

Author: Karl Spracklen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137405876

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 970

Spracklen explores the impact of the internet on leisure and leisure studies, examining the ways in which digital leisure spaces and activities have become part of everyday leisure. Covering a range of issues from social media and file-sharing to romance on the Internet, this book presents new theoretical directions for digital leisure.
Categories: Social Science

Re thinking Leisure in a Digital Age

Re thinking Leisure in a Digital Age

In my recent work in this area, I am trying to tease out the theoretical implications for the study of digital leisure cultures in general. They point in the direction of the need for a new Digital Leisure Studies.

Author: Michael Silk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429833571

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 132

View: 627

Digital worlds and cultures—social media, web 2.0, youtube, wearable technologies, health and fitness apps—dominate, if not order, our everyday lives. We are no longer ‘just’ consumers or readers of digital culture but active producers through facebook, twitter, Instagram, youtube and other emerging technologies. This book is predicated on the assumption that out understanding of our everyday lives should be informed by what is taking place in and through emerging technologies given these (virtual) environments provide a crucial context where traditional, categorical assumptions about the body, identity and leisure may be contested. Far from being ‘virtual’, the body is constituted within and through emerging technologies in material ways. Recent ‘moral panics’ over the role of digital cultures in teen suicide, digital drinking games, an endless array of homoerotic images of young bodies being linked with steroid use, disordered eating and body dissatisfaction, facebook games/fundraising campaigns (e.g. for breast cancer), movements devoted to exposing ‘everyday sexism’ / metoo, twitter abuse (of feminists, of athletes, of racist nature to name but a few), speak to the need for critical engagement with digital cultures. While some of the earlier techno-utopian visions offered the promise of digitality to give rise to participatory, user generator collaborations, within this book we provide critical engagement with digital technologies and what this means for our understandings of leisure cultures. The chapters originally published in a special issue in Leisure Studies.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sex and Leisure

Sex and Leisure

Digital. leisure. practices. Almost 30 years after the introduction of consumer-available internet access, ... to the development of digital leisure scholarship, including Leisure Studies issue on digital leisure cultures (Lupton, ...

Author: Diana C. Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000289817

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 278

This book uses the emerging and cutting-edge area of leisure research to highlight the importance of sexuality and sexual activity and its relevance to leisure studies. It brings to the fore some complex issues associated with this topic using a range of substantive, epistemological, theoretical and methodological approaches. Drawing on international scholarship, the book examines sexuality from multiple, and at times, competing directions, exploring the continuum of sex from work through to carnal pleasure, and across specific sexual practices including BDSM, pornography, stripping, and sex work. Drawing on critical, feminist, queer, and post theoretical perspectives, the book charts a new direction for leisure studies and sex research, including diverse understandings of leisure practice, sex positivity, fringe and deviant sex practices. Critically, the book moves beyond merely establishing sex as a leisure pursuit to focusing on the compelling and complex intersections between sexuality and leisure. This is fascinating reading for any student or researcher with an interest in leisure, sexuality, gender, cultural studies or sociology.
Categories: Social Science

Families Sport Leisure and Social Justice

Families  Sport  Leisure and Social Justice

Declining to decline: Cultural combat and the politics of midlife. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia ... In S. Carnicelli, D. MacGillivray, & G. McPherson (Eds.), Digital leisure cultures: Critical perspectives (pp. 94–106).

Author: Dawn E. Trussell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000377750

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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Through a social justice and equity lens, this book examines how families, sport, and leisure connect to broader social issues in society. It goes beyond describing oppression and disadvantaged identities and focuses on advocacy and ways forward to challenge the status quo. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the book draws upon different theories to present important new work on topics as diverse as the role of parents and siblings within youth sport; the family in sport for development and peace; and grandparent–grandchild relationships in sport, leisure, and family tourism. Several topics also bring attention to the multiplicity of family lives such as LGBTQ older adults as well as children and young people in the care of the state. Together, these studies provide important insight into how sport and leisure reflect and refract key contemporary social issues within the context of familial lives. This is fascinating reading for any student or researcher with an interest in sport, leisure, education, development, sociology, social work, or social policy.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Theoretical Times

Theoretical Times

before very long — for instance the department at University of Bath has already seen a physical cultural studies group emerge. Research groups and clusters devoted to ... Digital leisure cultures as a term is fraught with difficulty.

Author: Steve Redhead

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787430044

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 500

This book examines how theory and theorists have achieved a global audience as never before in the post-Global Financial Crisis era. This crisis and the rise of neo-right populism has brought about unprecedented interest in theory, which has become central to the political, economic, cultural and social reconstruction of the world.
Categories: Social Science

Leisure in Later Life

Leisure in Later Life

Waves in leisure scholarship followed gerontology but leisure constraints scholarship did not really follow, ... time in digital spaces and practices in a leisurely state of mind under the concept of digital leisure cultures (Redhead, ...

Author: Tania Wiseman

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030716721

Category: Electronic books

Page: 224

View: 560

This book analyses leisure choice as a complex concept, made more complicated in later life than at any other time. The author posits that there are many unanswered questions about the new booming generation of healthy, older people, and this book asks what it is really like to be old at the beginning of the 21st century in the United Kingdom, analysing leisure in older people in the context of the subtle politics of the day to day. Throughout the chapters, the author highlights the often missing depictions of older people who enjoy and enact bold, informed agency as part of their everyday lives. Drawing upon secondary data from the Mass Observation Archive, a social thesis of leisure and ageing emerges that challenges the individualism inherent in active ageing. It is proposed that the idea of active ageing creates complex constraints to leisure as people strive to measure up to cultural expectations. The stories in this book advocate for an appreciation and re-evaluation of passive leisure in later life, and the enjoyment and freedom it can bring. The project is therefore useful to students and researchers of leisure studies, gerontology and sociology of ageing. Tania Wiseman is Principal Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at the University of Brighton. Her research interest is in passive leisure in later life, and all the joy it brings.
Categories: Electronic books

Deviant Leisure

Deviant Leisure

Zizek muses on the acceleration of digital leisure cultures and the attendant homogenisation, miniaturisation and digitisation: Let's see what is now happening on the internet. We get, more and more, to serialise our lives: we go to see ...

Author: Thomas Raymen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030177362

Category: Social Science

Page: 439

View: 683

This book brings together a collection of critical essays that challenge the existing dogma of leisure as an unmitigated social good, in order to examine the commodification and marketisation of leisure across a number of key sites. Leisure and consumer culture have become symbolic of the individual freedoms of liberal society, ostensibly presenting individuals with the opportunity to display individual creativity, cultural competence and taste. This book problematizes these assertions, and considers the range of harms that emerge in a consumer society predicated upon intense individualism and symbolic competition. Approaching the field of commodified leisure through the lens of social harm, this collection of essays pushes far beyond criminology’s traditional interest in ‘deviant’ forms of leisure, to consider the normalized social, interpersonal and environmental harms that emerge at the intersection of leisure and consumer capitalism. Capturing the current vitality and interdisciplinary scope of recent work which is underpinned by the deviant leisure perspective, this collection uses case studies, original research and other forms of empirical enquiry to scrutinise activities that range from alcohol consumption and gambling, to charity tourism; CrossFit training; and cosmetic pharmaceuticals. Drawn from researchers across the UK, US, Europe and Australia, Deviant Leisure: Criminological Perspectives on Leisure and Harm represents the first systematic attempt at a criminological consideration of the global harms of the leisure industry; firmly establishing leisure as a subject of serious criminological importance.
Categories: Social Science

Feminisms in Leisure Studies

Feminisms in Leisure Studies

Understanding digital leisure practices as gendered and interrogating digital platforms and the feminist ideas disseminated requires an analysis of the wider socio-cultural context and how gender is negotiated in localized ways.

Author: Diana Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351610155

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 431

Feminisms in Leisure Studies acknowledges and advances the contribution of feminist theories to leisure knowledge and research. Building upon the strong history of feminist leisure scholarship, the book reviews key feminist theories and offers an overview of a fourth wave of feminism and its relevance to leisure. Written by a team of leading international feminist scholars, each chapter addresses a particular theoretical perspective, using examples from each author’s research to unpack methodological and substantive issues essential to leisure studies. Critically, this book moves beyond women, the emphasis of much gender scholarship to date, to focus on issues of feminism as connected to leisure scholarship more broadly. This book is an important and engaging read for students and scholars of diversity, women’s studies, multiculturalism, social justice, gender studies, leisure studies, LGBTQQ studies, and feminist research.
Categories: Social Science

The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory

The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory

It also forces us to think how previously “postmodernised” fields such as Leisure Studies and digital leisure cultures can be transformed by the renewed use of universal concepts, such as, for instance in the case of the three theorists ...

Author: Karl Spracklen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137564795

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 936

View: 428

This is the first handbook devoted entirely to leisure theory, charting the history and philosophy of leisure, theories in religion and culture, and rational theories of leisure in the Western philosophical tradition, as well as a range of socio-cultural theories from thinkers such as Adorno, Bauman, Weber and Marx. Drawing on contributions from experts in leisure studies from around the world, the four sections cover: traditional theories of leisure; rational theories of leisure; structural theories of leisure; and post-structural theories of leisure. The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory is essential reading for students and scholars working in leisure studies, social theory as well as those working on the problem of leisure in the wider humanities and social sciences.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Third Digital Divide

The Third Digital Divide

A Weberian Approach to Digital Inequalities Massimo Ragnedda. Prandy, K. (1999). ... In D. McGillivray, G. McPherson, and S. Carnicelli (eds), Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical Perspectives. London: Routledge, pp. 107–119.

Author: Massimo Ragnedda

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317064336

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 953

Drawing on the thought of Max Weber, in particular his theory of stratification, this book engages with the question of whether the digital divide simply extends traditional forms of inequality, or whether it also includes new forms of social exclusion, or perhaps manifests counter-trends that alleviate traditional inequalities whilst constituting new modalities of inequality. With attention to the manner in which social stratification in the digital age is reproduced and transformed online, the author develops an account of stratification as it exists in the digital sphere, advancing the position that, just as in the social sphere, inequalities in the online world go beyond the economic elements of inequality. As such, study of the digital divide should focus not simply on class dynamics or economic matters, but cultural aspects - such as status or prestige - and political aspects - such as group affiliations. Demonstrating the enduring relevance of Weber’s distinctions with regard to social inequality, The Third Digital Divide: A Weberian approach to rethinking digital inequalities explores the ways in which online activities and digital skills vary according to crucial sociological dimensions, explaining these in concrete terms in relation to the dynamics of social class, social status and power. As such, it will be of interest to social scientists with interests in sociological theory, the sociology of science and technology, and inequality and the digital divide.
Categories: Social Science

Heavy Metal Studies and Popular Culture

Heavy Metal Studies and Popular Culture

Leisure Studies in a Global Era Series Editors: Karl Spracklen, Professor of Leisure Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University ... DIGITAL LEISURE, THE INTERNET AND POPULAR CULTURE Communities and Identities in a Digital Age Soile Veijola, ...

Author: Gabby Riches

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137456687

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 214

View: 833

Elaborating on themes of resilience, memory, critique and metal beyond metal, this volume highlights how the development and future of metal music scholarship is predicated on the engagement with other forms of popular culture such as comics, documentaries, and popular music.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art

The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art

Parody as Playful Consumer Resistance,” Consumption Markets & Culture 16, no. 4 (2013): 311–37, doi: 10.1080/10253866.2012.662832; H. Yu and J. Xu, “E'gao as a Networked Digital Leisure Practice,” in Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical ...

Author: Larissa Hjorth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429515965

Category: Art

Page: 534

View: 718

In this companion, a diverse, international and interdisciplinary group of contributors and editors examine the rapidly expanding, far-reaching field of mobile media as it intersects with art across a range of spaces—theoretical, practical and conceptual. As a vehicle for—and of—the everyday, mobile media is recalibrating the relationship between art and digital networked media, and reshaping how creative practices such as writing, photography, video art and filmmaking are being conceptualized and practised. In exploring these innovations, The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art pulls together comprehensive, culturally nuanced and interdisciplinary approaches; considerations of broader media ecologies and histories and political, social and cultural dynamics; and critical and considered perspectives on the intersections between mobile media and art. This book is the definitive publication for researchers, artists and students interested in comprehending all the various aspects of mobile media art, covering digital media and culture, internet studies, games studies, anthropology, sociology, geography, media and communication, cultural studies and design.
Categories: Art

The Dark Side of Marketing Communications

The Dark Side of Marketing Communications

McDonagh, Pierre (2017), “Football – Marketplace Icon?,” Consumption Markets & Culture, 20(1), 7–11. ... the Digital Sport Media Economy: A Case Study of Ice Hocking Blogging,” in Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical Perspectives, eds.

Author: Tim Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429996054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

View: 658

What fuels capitalism and what stops it from collapsing? Does marketing communications support and sustain the economic and political status quo? This book is not about describing the ways in which businesses can optimize the messages they put across or about adding to the marketing communicator’s toolkit. This book argues that marketing communications plays an increasingly important role in bolstering contemporary capitalism. Drawing on conceptualizations of the ‘market’ from political economy and sociology, it focusses on five logics that underpin and sustain the form of capitalism in which we live: the logic of competition, the logic of sustainability, the logic of individualism, the logic of objectivity, and the logic of distraction. It does this by exploring those arenas which are increasingly dominated by the communicative activities of business: sport, CSR, social media, statistics, and entertainment. Bringing theories from marketing and consumer research, sociology, cultural studies, technology and media studies to bear on marketing communications, this book is necessary reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics who wish to understand the broader role of marketing communications in the reproduction of contemporary capitalism.
Categories: Business & Economics

Work That Body

Work That Body

Jamie Hakim, '“The Spornosexual”: The Affective Contradictions of Male BodyWork in Neoliberal Digital Culture', ... Aren't I?”: Sharing Fit Male Bodies on Social Networking Sites' in Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical Perspectives, eds.

Author: Jamie Hakim

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781786604439

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 385

Work That Body: Male Bodies in Digital Culture explores the recent rise in different types of men using digital media to sexualise their bodies. It argues that the male body has become a key site in contemporary culture where neoliberalism’s hegemony has been both secured and contested since 2008. It does this by looking at four different case studies: the celebrity male nude leak; the rise of young men sharing images of their muscular bodies on social media; RuPaul's Drag Race body transformational tutorial, and the rise of chemsex. It finds that on the one hand digital media has enabled men to transform their bodies into tools of value-creation in economic contexts where the historical means they have relied on to create value have diminished. On the other it has also allowed them to use their bodies to form intimate collective bonds during a moment when competitive individualism continued to be the privileged mode of being in the world. It therefore offers a unique contribution not only to the field of digital cultural studies but also to the growing cultural studies literature attempting to map the historical contradictions of the austerity moment.
Categories: Social Science

New Directions in Third Wave Human Computer Interaction Volume 1 Technologies

New Directions in Third Wave Human Computer Interaction  Volume 1   Technologies

Soc Theory Health 13:99–115 Lupton D (2016a) 3D printed self-replicas: personal digital data made solid. In: Carnicelli S, McGillivray D, McPherson G (eds) Digital leisure cultures: critical perspectives. Routledge, London, pp 26–38 ...

Author: Michael Filimowicz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319733562

Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 673

As the first extensive exploration of contemporary third wave HCI, this handbook covers key developments at the leading edge of human-computer interactions. Now in its second decade as a major current of HCI research, the third wave integrates insights from the humanities and social sciences to emphasize human dimensions beyond workplace efficiency or cognitive capacities. The earliest HCI work was strongly based on the concept of human-machine coupling, which expanded to workplace collaboration as computers came into mainstream professional use. Today HCI can connect to almost any human experience because there are new applications for every aspect of daily life. Volume 1 - Technologies covers technical application areas related to artificial intelligence, metacreation, machine learning, perceptual computing, 3D printing, critical making, physical computing, the internet of things, accessibility, sonification, natural language processing, multimodal display, and virtual reality.
Categories: Computers

Digital Football Cultures

Digital Football Cultures

This is the first book to bring together key contemporary debates at the intersection of football studies, leisure studies, and digital cultural studies.

Author: Stefan Lawrence

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351118880

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

View: 933

As the digital revolution continues apace, emergent technologies and means of communication present new challenges and opportunities for the football industry. This is the first book to bring together key contemporary debates at the intersection of football studies, leisure studies, and digital cultural studies. It presents cutting edge theoretical and empirical work based around four key themes: theorizing digital football cultures; digital football fandom; football and social media; and football (sub)cybercultures. Covering topics such as transnational digital fandom, online abuse, and gender, Digital Football Cultures argues that we are witnessing the hyperdigitalization of the world’s most popular sport. This book is a valuable resource for students and researchers working in leisure studies, sports studies, football studies, and critical media studies, as well as geography, anthropology, criminology, and sociology. It is also fascinating reading for anybody working in sport, media, and culture.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sport in Aotearoa New Zealand

Sport in Aotearoa New Zealand

Digital Leisure Cultures, Routledge, London & NY, pp. 53–65. Devlin, P. 1993, 'Outdoor recreation and environment: towards an understanding of the use of the outdoors in New Zealand', in H. Perkins & G. Cushman (eds.) ...

Author: Damion Sturm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000528473

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

View: 517

This fascinating book investigates the sporting traditions, successes, systems, "terrains" and contemporary issues that underpin sport in New Zealand, also known by its Māori name of Aotearoa. The book unpacks some of the "cliches" around the place, prominence and impact of sport and recreation in Aotearoa New Zealand in order to better understand the country’s sporting history, cultures, institutions and systems, as well as the relationship between sport and different sections of society in the country. Exploring traditional sports such as rugby and cricket, indigenous Māori sport, outdoor recreation and contemporary lifestyle and adventure sports such as marching and parkour, the book examines the contested and conflicting societal, geographical and managerial issues facing contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand sport. Essential reading for anybody with a particular interest in sport in Aotearoa New Zealand, this book is also illuminating reading for anybody working in the sociology of sport, sport development, sport management, sport history or the wider history, politics and culture of Aotearoa New Zealand or the South Pacific.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Gaming Culture s in India

Gaming Culture s  in India

Consequently, we require an understanding that takes into account the layers of social, cultural and political contexts ... Indian gaming culture is a small step in comprehending the larger umbrella term of digital leisure activities; ...

Author: Aditya Deshbandhu

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000082265

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 184

View: 591

This volume critically analyses the multiple lives of the ‘gamer’ in India. It explores the ‘everyday’ of the gaming life from the player's perspective, to not just understand how the games are consumed but also analyses how the gamer influences the products’ many (virtual) lives. Using an intensive ethnographic approach and in-depth interviews, this volume, Situates the practice of gaming under a broader umbrella of digital leisure activities and foregrounds the proliferation of gaming as a new media form and cultural artifact; Critically questions the term ‘gamer’, and the many debates surrounding the gamer tag, to expand on how the gaming identity is constructed and expressed; Details participants’ gaming habits, practices and contexts from a cultural perspective and analyses the participants’ responses to emerging industry trends, reflections on playing practices and their relationships to friends, communities and networks in gaming-spaces; Examines the offline and online spaces of gaming as sites of contestation between developers of games and the players. A holistic study, covering one of the largest video game bases in the world, this volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of cultural studies, media and communication studies, science and technology studies, as well as be of great appeal to the general reader.
Categories: Games & Activities