Leisure Studies

Themes and Perspectives

Author: Shaun Best

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446202283

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here What is the place of leisure in societies where people complain of 'over-work'? How do personal freedom and choice relate to the inequalities of class, gender, disability and ethnicity? This critical introduction to the field offers a systematic account of the meaning and structure of leisure today. The book: • situates the student in the field • provides a comprehensive account of the leading approaches to leisure • explores the influence of class, race, gender, ethnicity, disability and age • discusses to role of the sate • examines leisure in the context of changing work relationships • locates leisure in the debate around globalization In short, this is an indispensable, one-stop guide to understanding leisure.
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Wellington

Waterloo and the Fortunes of Peace 1814–1852

Author: Rory Muir

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300214049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 728

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Wellington’s momentous victory over Napoleon was the culminating point of a brilliant military career. Yet Wellington’s achievements were far from over: he commanded the allied army of occupation in France to the end of 1818, returned home to a seat in Lord Liverpool’s cabinet, and became prime minister in 1828. He later served as a senior minister in Peel’s government and remained Commander-in-Chief of the Army for a decade until his death in 1852. In this richly detailed work, the second and concluding volume of Rory Muir’s definitive biography, the author offers a substantial reassessment of Wellington’s significance as a politician and a nuanced view of the private man behind the legend of the selfless hero. Muir presents new insights into Wellington’s determination to keep peace at home and abroad, achieved by maintaining good relations with the Continental powers and resisting radical agitation while granting political equality to the Catholics in Ireland rather than risk civil war. And countering one-dimensional pictures of Wellington as a national hero, Muir paints a portrait of a well-rounded man whose austere demeanor on the public stage belied his entertaining, gossipy, generous, and unpretentious private self.
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VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever

2005

Author: Jim Craddock

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787674700

Category: Music

Page: 1655

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Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors.
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Halliwell's Film, Video and DVD Guide

Author: Leslie Halliwell

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007190812

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1038

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More than 23,000 entries provide plot summaries, a star rating, and information on casts, writers, directors, producers, awards, and alternate titles, with quotations from contemporary reviews.
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