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THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASS By John Fitzgerald
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The institution of a leisure class is found in its best development at the higher stages of the barbarian culture; as, for instance, in feudal Europe or feudal Japan. In such communities the... More > distinction between classes is very rigorously observed; and the feature of most striking economic significance in these class differences is the distinction maintained between the employments proper to the several classes. The upper classes are by custom exempt or excluded from industrial occupations, and are reserved for certain employments to which a degree of honour attaches.< Less
THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASS By John Fitzgerald
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The institution of a leisure class is found in its best development at the higher stages of the barbarian culture; as, for instance, in feudal Europe or feudal Japan. In such communities the... More > distinction between classes is very rigorously observed; and the feature of most striking economic significance in these class differences is the distinction maintained between the employments proper to the several classes. The upper classes are by custom exempt or excluded from industrial occupations, and are reserved for certain employments to which a degree of honour attaches.< Less
Our Leisure Family By Becky Stewart Higgins
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This book focuses on the descendants of Joseph & Rachel (Ryan) Leisure. In additional to various genealogy reports containing information regarding many collateral lines, it includes biographies... More > for Earl Robert Stewart and his direct ancestors.< Less
The Theory of the Leisure Class By Thorstein Veblen
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The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions (1899), by Thorstein Veblen, is an economic treatise and detailed social critique of conspicuous consumption, as a function of... More > social-class consumerism, which proposes that the social strata and the division of labor of the feudal period continued into the modern era. The lords of the manor employed themselves in the economically useless practices of conspicuous consumption and conspicuous leisure, whilst the middle and lower classes were employed in the industrial occupations that support the whole of society; economically wasteful activities are those activities that do not contribute to the economy or to the material productivity required for the fruitful functioning of society. Veblen’s analyses of business cycles and prices, and of the emergent technocratic division of labor by speciality (scientists, technologists, etc.) at the beginning of the 20th century proved to be accurate predictions of the nature of an industrial society.< Less
The SAGE Dictionary of Leisure Studies By Petri Kopakkala
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During the last thirty years leisure studies has established itself as an area of academic study to be reckoned with, which as well as having an insatiable appetite for developing and applying ideas,... More > concepts and theories ready-made from other academic disciplines, provides a forum for some exciting innovation and grounding of its own. Although the subject field is well served by introductory textbooks, which in general do an excellent job in acting as reference guides to this scholarship (see, for example, Rojek, 1985; Haywood and Kew, 1989; Haywood et al., 1995; Roberts, 1999; Harris, 2005; Rojek, 2005), there has hitherto been no dedicated dictionary for students and scholars working in this field. The SAGE Dictionary of Leisure Studies has been produced in order to fill this void.< Less
Be at Leisure: A Lutheran Approach to Outreach By Andrew Richard
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"Be at Leisure: A Lutheran Approach to Outreach" addresses how outreach happens naturally within the congregation. The advice in this book is not so much about changing practices as it is... More > about focusing the faith of the heart on Christ, and teaching minds to think according to how the Scriptures speak. First and foremost, this book is meant to dispel fears about the future of the Church, free minds from the mainstream “Evangelical” outreach pablum that plagues the Church, and set forth a distinctly Lutheran (read “truly Christian”) way of thinking about outreach.< Less
The Theory of the Leisure Class By Thorstein Veblen
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Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class is in the tradition of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations and Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan, yet it provides a surprisingly contemporary look at American... More > economics and society. Establishing such terms as "conspicuous consumption" and "pecuniary emulation," Veblen's most famous work has become an archetype not only of economic theory, but of historical and sociological thought as well. As sociologist Alan Wolfe writes in his Introduction, Veblen "skillfully . . . wrote a book that will be read so long as the rich are different from the rest of us; which, if the future is anything like the past, they always will be."< Less
RESILIENT COASTAL LEISURE ENVIRONMENTS By Northeastern Architecture
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Over the last year, a team of researchers in Portugal, Croatia and Boston have been considering how future tourism development might better be leveraged to create more resilient coastal environments,... More > using the Algarve and Dalmatia as comparative case studies. This project, titled Estudo Comparativo para a Reabilitação Urbana PT_HR Algarve-Dalmácia [Comparative Study of Urban Rehabilitation Strategies in the Algarve, Portugal and Dalmatia, Croatia], has been further investigated through a year-long graduate research studio at Northeastern University entitled Resilient Coastal Leisure Environments. The studio has been conducted in collaboration with the EUVG School of Architecture in Coimbra, Portugal. The entire project has been financially supported by MSF/Neocivil as part of a European Union research program.< Less
Poetry to Charm an Hour of Leisure By Ralph Taylor
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Ralph's poetry deliberately and unrepentantly avoids the gentle tradition and the modern vers libre (free verse) so favoured by today's contemporary poets. There is nothing elusive or difficult in... More > Ralph's verse, just poetry written by a man with a passion to share his pleasure. From his first poem recalling 'A 1950s Boyhood' in the carless, coal-sooted, cobbled streets of Leeds to his final witty parody of 1930s detective fiction ('What A Dick!'), Ralph sets out to entertain and amuse. 'Poetry to Charm an Hour of Leisure' does exactly what it says on the tin and is an ideal read for those seeking something different from their poetry. As Ralph tells us in his well delivered introduction, 'My book is not intended as caviar to the generals, but beans on toast to the troops.' So, if you like beans on toast... Ralph has committed to donate any profits from his book to St. Gemma's Hospice in Leeds, in memory of his great friend Ian Carver.< Less
Poetry to Charm an Hour of Leisure By Ralph Taylor
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Ralph's poetry deliberately and unrepentantly avoids the gentle tradition and the modern vers libre (free verse) so favoured by today's contemporary poets. There is nothing elusive or difficult in... More > Ralph's verse, just poetry written by a man with a passion to share his pleasure. From his first poem recalling 'A 1950s Boyhood' in the carless, coal-sooted, cobbled streets of Leeds to his final witty parody of 1930s detective fiction ('What A Dick!'), Ralph sets out to entertain and amuse. 'Poetry to Charm an Hour of Leisure' does exactly what it says on the tin and is an ideal read for those seeking something different from their poetry. As Ralph tells us in his well delivered introduction, 'My book is not intended as caviar to the generals, but beans on toast to the troops.' So, if you like beans on toast... Ralph has committed to donate any profits from his book to St. Gemma's Hospice in Leeds, in memory of his great friend Ian Carver.< Less

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