STHM 8/31/15 and 9/2&4/15 notes
STHM 8/31/15 and 9/2&4/15 notes STHM 1113
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83115 Purple Leisure 0 not all leisure recreation play exercies one beneficial to individuals and society 0 may be pleasure but NOT beneficial 0 forms are not beneficial while others are illegal and destructive o graffiti pushing boulder in goblin valley utah 0 Drug use while recreating o hazing in greek life 0 stealing robberies 0 ocean drowning o skydiving or cliff jumping o rape importance of leisure are seen everywhere People take part indoor and outdoors delivered by organization and companies happens in 4 seasons running bball ice skating utilized by an ageraceethnicityreligionculture examples 0 ymca 0 provide service do not want 0 disney 0 provide service all about 0 national parks 0 preserve land 0 museums and liberty bell gt examples of government CHANGE CONSTANTLY CHANGING OVER TIME 0 need to consider yourself and parents when thinking of change 0 with changes it comes out to the same benefit technology social media design maps selfies sexual gay straight lesbian bi OOOOOO live streamin finance internet tv phone computers video games reading outdoor sports I different rules I equipment I I style and apparel I safety GENERAL LEISURE BENEFITS IMPROVED CONDITION 0 leisure allows human overcome potential de ciencies and operate full capacity meaning handicapped gt national ability center PREVENTION OF CONDITION 0 not all conditions are improved 0 leisure can stern further erosion 0 ie having a disease PSYCHOLOGICAL REALIZATION o leisure experiences improve in strinic and tangible elements OOOOOO other benefits are 0 social 0 environmental 0 economic 9215 CHANGING WORLD LEISURE GENERAL FACTORS PROMOTE CHANGE Shift acceptance of different population and family dynamics social eXpect of government agrarian society to a more industrial urban society city DISCRETIONARY TIME gt TECHNOLOGY post agrarian society more discretionary time o crops and livestock mandated workweektime offholidays age maturity gender feminism education wisdom impact discretionary MONEY Rapid increase in af uence measured by Gross National Product GNP double edged sword 0 increase in af uence led to increase in poverty 0 increase gap in wealth between rich and poor upper class 600000 middle 90000 85 personal spend money on leisure luxury fever no longer as community based leisure run by large corporations looking for profit 0 universal studios to vail resorts even community run recreation centers requires greater fees to join leading more consumptive life 0 O O O DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES US 325 million people 3rd most populous nation in world changing identity to diversification baby boomers soon retire and then control most of wealth older generation more active than young generation 63 is not old market older generations how CITY CHANGES populations centers in US focused on RURAL areas o dramatic shift to urban areas 0 decline of cities led to suburbs becoming popular EXBURBS 0 places beyond suburb willing to live further from cities for quality of life CITIES o recreation space 0 new view leisure and recreation eld resurgence and revitalization of urban areas ENVIRONMENTAL leisure and recreational tied to environmental movement and creation of parks 0 yellowstone 1872 0 central park 1850 leisure enthusiasts essential in pushing for environmental 21st CENTURY change since WWII o no longer stay at home mom 1 source 0 marry later in life and have kids at older age 0 places new stresses on family GOVERNMENT SUPPLY cost more government supports more prevalent than ever after 2008 recession more entrepreneurial non pro t and gov t agencies constrained Sara Will 9415 Ben 1 10a HISTORY OF LEISURE what does it take to have leisure o essential 0 free time gt SIMPLE SOCIAL SOCIETY may not be differentiated but must be able to free yourself from work 0 strong economic base does society have the means and resources for leisure lK of Uganda gt constantly looking to survive o ie need food and water or you ll be distracted underclass to have leisure slaves poor people uneducated unmotivated people location of access OTHER BASIC SOCIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS What form will leisure take in a culture 0 big time philosopher out of greece gt aristotle o leisure will mimic culture it is occurring in 1 gender roles o leisure associated with war Tlachtli courts way to remain sound in body and prepare for war losers got sacrificed roman coliseum demonstrative of war big part of roman culture LEISURE AND PRE AND POST INDUSTRIAL CULTURES are pre industrial nations different than industrial nations in terms of leisure are these difference unique to some pre industrial nations or across variety of pre industrial nations economic base comes from land small communities rhythm of season rules time landlord self approach to land ownership close knit communities GREECE LEISURE SOCIETY FOR A FEW similar to us cities designed to support leisure and develop the mind 0 place for discourse public parks theaters o leisure placed at forefront of being human CAVEAT only for free and rich and white men 0 supported by slave labor HUMANITY AT ITS FULLEST freedom from necessity of labor greek culture stressed wholeness of the free person 0 MIND AND BODY MUST BE DEVELOPED expected that free men follow intellectual pursuits leisure is what it means to be human required freedom from interruption reliance on slaves ROME AND LEISURE FOR THE MASS leisure important element of roman civilization different purposes 0 not about academic exploration but developing custom and training for war rome large citysocial illsgreat wealth disparity mass leisure used to calm under employedunemployed masses o distraction to preserve social and political structure difference between greece and rome bring up questions concerning what leisure meansis it about fulfilling something greater in yourself or watching others what is economic and political role of leisure RELIGION AND LEISURE christianity declared main religion of rome in 325 AD rome falls and christianity becomes major link among people o flesh condemned and with it hedonism and leisure 0 body loses importance to the afterlife leisure of prayer only