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Leisure meets health: important intersections and alternative discourses


Young, J and Maxwell, H and Peel, N, Leisure meets health: important intersections and alternative discourses, Annals of Leisure Research, 24, (3) pp. 275-282. ISSN 1174-5398 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/11745398.2020.1836666


While it is generally accepted in the leisure field that leisure has a role, and arguably a key one in wellness and wellbeing, this is largely at odds with the operations and funding frameworks of contemporary healthcare systems. Governments spend much less on leisure which involves social aspects of health than they do on healthcare systems which are focussed on biomedical interventions. Yet, many leisure and healthcare practitioners and academics are aware of the intersections between leisure, health and wellbeing and the aim of this edition was to offer a forum for overtly presenting these intersections. Here we set the scene for the papers in this special edition, summarizing the contribution of each paper to progressing discussions regarding the intersections of leisure and health and suggesting future directions for exploration.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:health, leisure, wellbeing, social, intersections, covid-19, wellbeing, health promotion
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Social change
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Arts not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Maxwell, H (Dr Hazel Maxwell)
ID Code:141558
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2020-10-28
Last Modified:2021-09-28

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