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Index Leisure

Leisure has often been defined as a quality of experience or as free time. Free time is time spent away from business, work, job hunting, domestic chores, and education, as well as necessary activities such as eating and sleeping. [1]

50 relations: Allen Lane, Amateur, Band society, Business, Conspicuous consumption, Conspicuous leisure, Cricket, DC Thomson, Discipline (academia), E. P. Dutton, Eating, Education, Employment, Entertainment, Europe, European History Online, G. R. Searle, Great Basin, Hobby, Housekeeping, Hunter-gatherer, Job hunting, Labour economics, Leibniz Institute of European History, Leisure satisfaction, Leisure studies, Lifestyle (sociology), Lille, List of hobbies, Mills & Boon, New York City, Penguin Books, Peter Burke (historian), Pleasure, Recreation, Shoshone, Situationist International, Sleep, Sociology of leisure, The Ashes, The Theory of the Leisure Class, Thorstein Veblen, Time, Travel + Leisure, United States, Victorian era, Volunteering, Waiting for the Weekend, Workaholic, Work–life balance.

Allen Lane

Sir Allen Lane (born Allen Lane Williams; 21 September 1902 – 7 July 1970) was a British publisher who together with his brothers Richard and John Lane founded Penguin Books in 1935, bringing high-quality paperback fiction and non-fiction to the mass market.

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An amateur (French amateur "lover of", from Old French and ultimately from Latin amatorem nom. amator, "lover") is generally considered a person who pursues a particular activity or field of study independently from their source of income.

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Band society

A band society, or horde, is the simplest form of human society.

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Business is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling products (goods and services).

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Conspicuous consumption

Conspicuous consumption is the spending of money on and the acquiring of luxury goods and services to publicly display economic power—of the income or of the accumulated wealth of the buyer.

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Conspicuous leisure

Conspicuous leisure is a concept introduced by the American economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen, in The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899).

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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).

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DC Thomson

DC Thomson is a British publishing and television production company best known for producing The Dundee Courier, The Evening Telegraph, The Sunday Post, Oor Wullie, The Broons, The Beano, The Dandy, and Commando comics.

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Discipline (academia)

An academic discipline or academic field is a branch of knowledge.

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E. P. Dutton


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Eating (also known as consuming) is the ingestion of food, typically to provide a heterotrophic organism with energy and to allow for growth.

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Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.

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Employment is a relationship between two parties, usually based on a contract where work is paid for, where one party, which may be a corporation, for profit, not-for-profit organization, co-operative or other entity is the employer and the other is the employee.

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Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight.

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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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European History Online

European History Online (Europäische Geschichte Online, EGO) is an academic website that publishes articles on the history of Europe between the period of 1450 and 1950 according to the principle of open access.

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G. R. Searle

Geoffrey Russell Searle, born 1921, is a British historian, specialising in British nineteenth century history.

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Great Basin

The Great Basin is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds in North America.

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A hobby is a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one's leisure time.

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Housekeeping refers to the management of duties and chores involved in the running of a household, such as cleaning, cooking, home maintenance, shopping, laundry and bill pay.

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A hunter-gatherer is a human living in a society in which most or all food is obtained by foraging (collecting wild plants and pursuing wild animals), in contrast to agricultural societies, which rely mainly on domesticated species.

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Job hunting

Job hunting, job seeking, or job searching is the act of looking for employment, due to unemployment, underemployment, discontent with a current position, or a desire for a better position.

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Labour economics

Labour economics seeks to understand the functioning and dynamics of the markets for wage labour.

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Leibniz Institute of European History

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz, Germany, is an independent, public research institute that carries out and promotes historical research on the foundations of Europe in the early and late Modern period.

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Leisure satisfaction

"Leisure refers to activities that a person voluntarily engages in when they are free from any work, social or familial responsibilities."Joudrey, A. D., & Wallace, J.E. (2009) Leisure as a Coping Resource: A Test of the Job Demand-Control-Support Model.

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Leisure studies

Leisure studies is a branch of the social sciences that focuses on understanding and analyzing leisure.

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Lifestyle (sociology)

Lifestyle is the interests, opinions, behaviours, and behavioural orientations of an individual, group, or culture.

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Lille (Rijsel; Rysel) is a city at the northern tip of France, in French Flanders.

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List of hobbies

This is a partial list of hobbies.

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Mills & Boon

Mills & Boon is a romance imprint of British publisher Harlequin UK Ltd.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Penguin Books

Penguin Books is a British publishing house.

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Peter Burke (historian)

Ulick Peter Burke (born 1937 in Stanmore, England) is a British historian and professor.

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Pleasure is a broad class of mental states that humans and other animals experience as positive, enjoyable, or worth seeking.

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Recreation is an activity of leisure, leisure being discretionary time.

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The Shoshone or Shoshoni are a Native American tribe with four large cultural/linguistic divisions.

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Situationist International

The Situationist International (SI) was an international organization of social revolutionaries made up of avant-garde artists, intellectuals, and political theorists, prominent in Europe from its formation in 1957 to its dissolution in 1972.

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Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings.

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Sociology of leisure

Sociology of leisure or leisure sociology is the study of how humans organize their free time.

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The Ashes

The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia.

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The Theory of the Leisure Class

The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions (1899), by Thorstein Veblen, is a treatise on economics and a detailed, social critique of conspicuous consumption, as a function of social class and of consumerism, derived from the social stratification of people and the division of labour, which are the social institutions of the feudal period (9th – 15th centuries) that have continued to the modern era.

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Thorstein Veblen

Thorstein Bunde Veblen (born Torsten Bunde Veblen; July 30, 1857 – August 3, 1929), a Norwegian-American economist and sociologist, became famous as a witty critic of capitalism.

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Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.

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Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure is a travel magazine based in New York City, New York.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Victorian era

In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.

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Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial or social gain "to benefit another person, group or organization".

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Waiting for the Weekend

Waiting for the Weekend is a book published in 1991 by Canadian architect, professor and writer Witold Rybczynski.

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A workaholic is a person who works compulsively.

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Work–life balance

Work–life balance is the term used to describe the balance that an individual needs between time allocated for work and other aspects of life.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leisure

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