Childhoods & Leisure: Cross-Cultural and Inter-Disciplinary Dialogues (Leisure Studies in a Global Era) (Hardcover)
This edited volume brings together interdisciplinary scholarship on children's everyday leisure from across the globe, addressing key questions around children's agency, rights, child-adult relations, and social change. It is positioned to inaugurate a new frontier of research within leisure studies.
Leisure theory has historically been adult-centric and based in the global north, and consequently, children's lived experiences of leisure have remained marginal to theory-building exercises within leisure studies since its inception. As the call for decolonizing leisure studies grows, this book champions a cross-cultural and social justice agenda that does not privilege global north childhoods but acknowledges the multiplicity of lived childhoods across the globe and their inter-connections.By drawing attention to children's leisure - across multiple genres such as organized leisure, sports, play, and digital leisure among others, this edited volume drives a new wave of research that speaks simultaneously to leisure studies and childhood studies and thereby advances the intellectual remit of global leisure studies.