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Title: Social relationships in leisure time
Author: Rich, D. J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2679 9519
Awarding Body: The University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1951
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Little is known about the way in which people spend their spare time. Yet in recent years leisure hours have become almost as many as working hours. And it is already recognised that demand for more leisure time may counteract monetary or other incentives to work. The use of leisure must, therefore, be one of the subjects of sociological enquiry. Curle's criteria of social participation cover three main "role-relationship regions" and their interconnection, the man at home, at work and in the wider society. The economic role and relationships at work make up only one "region" of communication between the individual. and society. His roles at home and with the wider society are chiefly assumed outside working hours and away from work. This does not mean that his role-relationships at work are without their effects upon the rest of his behaviour. The work and leisure aspects of daily life are interdependent. A man's status at work, his type of job and location of workplace may be of great importance in determining not only how he but also how his family spend their leisure time
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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