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  • Leisure Theoryby Chris Rojek

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 46.00

    Offering readers the most complete and authoritative critical introduction to Leisure Theory and written by one of the major figures in the field, the book provides an exciting and reliable guide to leisure forms, leisure practice and the representation of leisure. more...

  • Brit-Mythby Chris Rojek

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 19.95

    Chris Rojek explores the myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes of the British. more...

  • Celebrityby Chris Rojek

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 19.95

    An analysis of the cult of celebrity in modern society. more...

  • The Labour of Leisureby Chris Rojek

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 43.00

    Discursive, engaging and enlightening challenge to orthadox approaches to the ideas of free time and leisure, from the preeminent figure in leisure studies. more...

  • Decentring Leisureby Chris Rojek

    SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 50.00

    `A book to get you thinking . It has proved impossible to convey accurately the exciting, wide-ranging, seemingly effortless trawl across a wide variety of schools, disciplines and thinkers which Rojek employs to support his argument. He uses a direct personal style which shines through the closely argued material and keeps you turning the pages to... more...

  • Leisure and Cultureby Chris Rojek

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 64.00

    This is the latest book on leisure from one of the leading figures in the field of leisure studies. It makes a major contribution in considering leisure as a primary aspect of cultural life. Rojek treats modern culture as performative. That is, there are strong pressures on us to keep busy, even if we are busy doing nothing. Leisure is analysed as... more...

  • Ways of Escapeby Chris Rojek

    Palgrave Macmillan 1993; US$ 70.00

    Modern life is often described as an iron cage from which there is no escape. But popular culture venerates leisure and travel as authentic escape routes from routine and monotony. However what kind of escape is tolerated in modern society? How is it shaped by historical expectations of leisure and travel? And what do we actually experience when we... more...

  • Event Powerby Chris Rojek

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 35.00

    A critical and controversial exploration of global events. Looking at examples such as the Olympic games and Live Aid, acclaimed sociologist Chris Rojek suggests that these kind of events are really about power, manipulation and social control. more...

  • Capitalism and Leisure Theory (Routledge Revivals)by Chris Rojek

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.13

    First published in 1985, this title explores theories of leisure in a capitalist society. Basing his argument on a refutation of the conventional association of leisure with freedom and free time, Chris Rojek examines the four main structural characteristics of modern leisure practice: privatisation, individuation, commercialisation and pacification.... more...

  • Presumed Intimacy: Parasocial Interaction in Media, Society and Celebrity Cultureby Chris Rojek

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.46

    ‘Presumed intimacy’ refers to a relationship that requires instant trust, confidence, disclosure and the recognition of vulnerability. Chris Rojek investigates the impact of relationships of ‘presumed intimacy’, where audiences form strong identifications with mediated others, whether they be celebrities, political personae or online friends. Arguing... more...