The aim of this conference is to promote, analyse and evince the contexts, conditions and structures that enable leisure to be created. The conference will explore impacts on individuals (both other and self), organisations and communities, whilst acknowledging and critiquing the structural elements that are important when making sense of how and why leisure forms are created.
Given the location of Bournemouth, the importance attributed to internationalisation and the theme of the conference, this will be a truly international conference with keynote speakers and delegates representing many constituencies, sharing and exchanging interpretations and understandings of how leisure may be created in varied and various contexts.
Leisure Studies Association (LSA), 7-9 July 2015
The aim of this conference is to promote, analyse and evince the contexts, conditions and structures that enable leisure to be created.
Conference details and sub themes
Whilst leisure may arguably be a product of the modern organisation of work, to consider it as purely functional is both reductivist and limiting and traduces the importance of the human condition.
Leisure should primarily not be thought of as a fixed entity that can be instantly packaged for consumption; rather it is created, orchestrated and conducted by individuals and groups of individuals to become leisure activities, time and spaces.