Leisure and Cultural Spaces

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Introduction Leisure has been, and for some time, among the tools in invigorating people and includes within, the goals to helping them re-enter into larger communities or processes (Stebbins 2008), developing their leisure interests, and to even acquire a certain level of leisure education. Leisure however is, the product of global transformations of space, place and time in the late modern world (Chapman and Robertson 2001); and the degree to which this impacts upon individual’s leisure activities, their sense of self and of social belonging. In this essay, I will demonstrate how people’s obscene positions are negotiated to make sense of their cultural spaces and the connection that needs to be made, to how people think to acquiring a sense of belonging, a sense of passion, a sense of possession. The exploration of the social and spatial contexts allows for the understanding of space and place to make sense of leisure and mould the perspective of experience; place enabling us to make sense of our surroundings through practices, interactions and experiences. In exploring spatiality through the critical eye of both modernity and post-modernity, I will take a Neo-Marxist/Bauman position in explaining how this essay of spaces will help us understand, through the lens of hunting, the importance of leisure in the 21st century. The space of hunting, with time, has shifted from dictating a central role in civilisation to encompassing a peripheral role in modern society, a role of leisure. Contemporary hunting spaces are heavily negotiated and play a different role, place to place. In applying this theme of hunting as a means of leisure, through different spaces/contexts (with comparisons), it will allow for a rich observation and understanding of how leisure can be understood in modern society. To understand the nuances of leisure with respect to different spaces, I
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