By Tony Blackshaw
Rest lifestyles is a ground-breaking learn of fellows and masculinity. targeting the social networks and rest life of a specific crew of working-class males - 'the lads' - Tony Blackshaw argues that conventional social collectivities akin to category are being outmoded. as an alternative, relaxation existence is now the primary enviornment within which contributors assert their identities and ensure their belonging. For 'the lads', relaxation time is the pivotal element in a fragmented lifestyles which not just permits them to model a few experience of order in a global of endemic illness but additionally offers possibilities for the statement in their masculinity.The ebook uniquely combines 'the lads" personal uncooked and compelling bills in their relaxation stories with a worldly interpretive research. In doing so, it attracts at the paintings of significant theorists similar to Baudrillard, Derrida, Foucault, and particularly Bauman to improve new severe insights into our figuring out of the that means of leisure.Leisure lifestyles awakens the sociological mind's eye. It deals a brand new method of the examine of masculinity and the ethnography of relaxation, making it applicable for classes in sociology, relaxation, cultural and gender stories.