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Sociology of Leisure: Leisure and enterprise RLO

Sociology of Leisure: Leisure and enterprise RLO

This RLO is part of “Sociology of Leisure” course. The module discusses some major features of current leisure patterns, but these activities are also central to modern life itself and thus have interests for sociologists. This series of RLOs discusses the emergence of commercialised leisure by examining approaches which include Ritzer on Macdonaldisation and disenchantment, Du Gay et al on Sony, and Goldman and Papson on Nike. Discussing these topics take us into sociological territory more generally discussions of enterprise social and industrial change (including Fordism and globalisation), into studies of consumerism, and into important ways in which viewers are addressed in modern advertising. The learning strategy will be as before. Students will also be asked to write a short account... Show More


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