J.T. Haworth, A.J. Veal, Introduction. Part 1: The Changing Face of Work and Leisure. A.J. Veal, A Brief History of Work and its Relationship to Leisure. C. Critcher, P. Bramham,The Devil Still Makes Work. C. Rojek, Postmodern Work and Leisure. J. White, Gender, Work and Leisure. C. Gratton, P. Taylor, The Economics of Work and Leisure. A.J. Veal, Looking Back: Perspectives on the Leisure-Work Relationship. Part 2: Quality of Life and Work and Leisure. J. Zuzanek, Work, Time, Time-Pressure and Stress. B. Schneider, A.M. Ainbinder, M. Csikszentmihalyi, Stress and Working Parents. J.T. Haworth, Work, Leisure, and Well-Being. S.E. Iso-Ahola, R.C. Mannell, Leisure and Health. R.A. Stebbins, Serious Leisure, Volunteerism and Quality of Life. J.T. Haworth, A.J. Veal, Work and Leisure: Themes and Issues.
John T. Haworth is Research Associate, Centre for Social Change and Wellbeing, and Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Fine Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. A. J. Veal is Adjunct Professor, School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
'As a result of reviewing this book, I as an educator of nearly four decades have been placed in a strategic position of appreciating how leisure copes and negotiates its way in a radically changing and unpredictable environment. Congratulations to editors John Haworth and Tony Veal for this excellent contribution to the fields of Work and Leisure.' - Francis Lobo, Edith Cowan University Australia, in World Leisure Journal Vol. 48, No. 1, 2006
'Here is a book that smashes discipline boundaries and addresses one of the 21st Century's really big issues. The economy is more productive than ever. Leisure and spending are still on the rise. So why are we no happier? This book supplies answers. The chapters, all by specialists in their field, review what is known about how our jobs and how we use the rest of our time affect our well-being, positively and negatively.' - Ken Roberts, Department of Sociology, University of Liverpool