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Cultural Concepts of Leisure - Cultural Concepts of Leisure Modern American culture seems to have the need for discrepancy between leisure and work more than any other culture in the world. We really forget the possibility that other meanings besides our own might exist. I would like to explore the different meanings that leisure has for people of other cultural backgrounds and compare them with those of European descent. It is important to keep in mind that there is no way of regarding any culture in which the results can be taken as truth about the culture in its entirety....   [tags: Leisure Culture Cultural Essays] 1176 words
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Old Leisure - Literary Devices - History has seen advancements in technology, philosophy, and industry, all of which radically changed the lives of those witnessing such developments. Slower, more relaxed lifestyles have given way to lifestyles of a faster paced nature. George Eliot describes her preference for the leisure of the past, conveying the message that the rushed leisure of her time is hardly leisure at all. She accomplishes this by using several stylistic devices, including personification, imagery, and diction. The most obvious stylistic device used by Eliot is that of personification....   [tags: essays research papers] 689 words
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Increase in Leisure Time - Increase in Leisure Time Time is essential element for all forms of leisure and recreational activities. The leisure and recreation industry under took a growth burst in the 1960s from this an expansion in the amount of free time people have for leisure has grown. People cant quite work out how the amount of free time has raised so much. This table shows the time people have for leisure between 1971-1996. % Change over period 1971-81 1981-91 1991-6 1971-96 Leisure Time Total leisure hours in the UK +6 +2 +2 +10 Leisure hours, average per person +5 nil nil +5 This table shows that over a 25-year period to 1996, the total leisure time in the UK has only risen by 10 percent....   [tags: Papers] 697 words
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The Leisure and Recreation Market - This Review defines some of the areas of the leisure and recreation market. Introduction The universally recognised definition of leisure and recreation is: Leisure - is a period of time and Recreation - an activity that you participate in during leisure time. This Review defines some of the areas of the leisure and recreation market. Media consumption and reading; listening to music at home Gardening and do-it-yourself (DIY) Sports and keeping fit Catering (eating and drinking outside the home) and gambling Cinema, theatre, museums and 'the arts' Tourist attractions and short breaks (although long holidays or any trips abroad have been excluded)....   [tags: essays research papers yyy] 3248 words
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Different Views of Leisure - Different Views of Leisure During the time, leisure and recreation have been always an important part of man's life and occurred in many different forms. In the ancient Greece, people used to entertain themselves by participating outdoor games, which contributed into both physical and mental development. In the middle of ninetieth (19th) century people used to spend more time together socializing and learn about and from each other. Nowadays, at the beginning of twenty-first (21st) century, where everybody is trying to achieve the most possibly, free time has become a scarce phenomenon....   [tags: Papers] 1005 words
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The Importance of Leisure Time - The Importance of Leisure Time *No Works Cited Leisure is defined as freedom from the demands of work or duty. Everybody needs leisure in their lives, to balance the stress of work and life. Leisure helps re-energize and relax people, so they can perform activities well in their lives. People use their free time (leisure time) in a variety of different ways; engaging in outdoor activities, entertainment like watching movies or television, or just having time to themselves.. Another activity people enjoy doing is just socializing with family and friends....   [tags: Papers] 783 words
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The Leisure and Recreation Industry - The Leisure and Recreation Industry The leisure and recreation industry is an industry, which has grown and affected the economy in a big way. The industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. The leisure and recreation is defined in many ways for example leisure is referred to the time spent outside employment and other essential activities such as sleeping. Recreation, where as referred to the type of activities undertaken during leisure time. The leisure and recreation industry can be described as a whole range of activities taken in people's free time....   [tags: Papers] 2071 words
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ICT in the Leisure Centre - ICT in the Leisure Centre The current ICT facilities used in the leisure centre at the moment are 1 standalone 486 PC in the reception area. It does not have a printer connected to it, and there is an out of date word processing package on the machine, it is only rarely used by Andy Cawson who is head receptionist. The computer also has other software on the computer, but Andy is not sure how to work it. The Admin office has two Pentium 100 PC's that share a jet ink printer....   [tags: Papers] 767 words
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Comparing Cynddylan on a Tractor and Leisure - Comparing Cynddylan on a Tractor and Leisure POETRY In this essay I am going to compare two poems on nature 'Cynddylan on a Tractor' and 'Leisure' To see how effective they are in conveying how we fail to appreciate the beauty of nature and the countryside. Firstly I am going to examine 'leisure' by William Henry Davies then I am going to compare 'Cynddylan on a Tractor' by R.S. Thomas to this. But before all of this, I am going to give a brief background to the context of when the poems were written....   [tags: Nature Poems R.S. Thomas Essays] 528 words
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Art History in Tourism and Leisure - ... During that period, many resorts and recreation places upraised the numbers especially along the coast to cater the growing tourism industry. Terrace at Sainte Adresse depicted the pleasure sailing boats nearer to the terrace where traffic of industrial ships with steamers far across Le Harve, the famous port of the time . The background included at least four steamers that showed the fast development of waterways during nineteenth-century. Towards the right side of the painting, there is a red and black ship....   [tags: Art History]
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Investigating Leisure and Recreation - Investigating Leisure and Recreation Introduction During this task I am going to summarise the key components of the leisure and recreation industry in the UK. I am going to give examples of the types of organisations, facilities, products and services with the Ø Arts and entertainment. Ø Sports and physical recreation. Ø Heritage. Ø Catering. Ø Countryside recreation. Ø Home-based leisure. Components I am also going to identify some of the public private and voluntary sector organisations within each of these components....   [tags: Papers] 2257 words
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Television and Improvement of Leisure Opportunities - Television and Improvement of Leisure Opportunities In terms of leisure opportunities, the twentieth century has seen a vast explosion of activities. Although the emergence of TV is a relatively important factor in improving leisure opportunities, it is actually only one of many developments and changes that took place to improve leisure opportunities throughout the twentieth century. Moreover the improvement was not just the result of developments in communication but also economic, political and social changes which are all interconnected....   [tags: Papers] 2064 words
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Use of Leisure Time - Use of Leisure Time Most people would agree that Americans are workaholics. Sixty- and seventy-hour workweeks are nearly the norm in this society. College students carry eighteen credit hours plus a part-time job. Therefore, what people choose to do with their precious free time says a lot about them. Knowing the relative amount of time that they spend with their friends or family, shopping, or sitting at home with the TV is a good indication of the entire state of the culture. Even the types of public places people go for recreation are signs of what is important to them....   [tags: Working Ecology Vacations Essays]
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Investigating Leisure Provision in Swindon - Investigating Leisure Provision in Swindon In this piece of coursework I will be investigating the leisure provision in Swindon. To answer the hypothesis ‘is skate park provision adequate in Swindon?’ To do this I will use methods which include environmentalists, photographs, sketch maps etc. I think that there should be a new skate park in Swindon. I don’t want to take down the old come but I think it would benefit Swindon if another skate park was constructed. I believe this because I myself have actually been to the skate park is Swindon and it’s quite small....   [tags: Papers] 334 words
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Workaholism, Leisure And Pleasure - <a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites The official working week is being reduced to 35 hours a week. In most countries in the world, it is limited to 45 hours a week. The trend during the last century seems to be unequivocal : less work, more play. Yet, what may be true for blue collar workers or state employees – is not necessarily so for white collar members of the liberal professions. It is not rare for these people – lawyers, accountants, consultants, managers, academics – to put in 80 hour weeks....   [tags: essays research papers] 1525 words
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The Romans use of Spectacle as Leisure - With the increase in society taking a stance against violence by many people, sports became an area where some feel that the violent acts, such as the hitting and fighting that occurs should be eliminated. The elimination of this violence should not be done in sport because the violence is a part of the game, which would only hurt its popularity. Violence has been around since time has started. People should just have to live with it and understand that violence has been in sports and leisure activities since the times of the Roman gladiators....   [tags: Sports] 474 words
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On Leisure Theory In The Field Of Cultural Spirit - On Leisure Theory In The Field Of Cultural Spirit ABSTRACT: China, with a large population, has its own characteristics in establishing new values for leisure. One of the most vital characteristics of leisure is that family is considered as its main subject. Therefore, strengthening the family culture has become a new conception of leisure. In the countryside, about 85 percent of the villages and towns have set up various entertainment and leisure places which reflect the family culture. In cities, people have a new conception of residence which pursues a community culture that respects people's rights and advocates an harmonious integration of human beings and nature....   [tags: Culture China Essays]
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Where Has True Leisure Gone? - Where Has True Leisure Gone. The phone rang--again. Josh tried desperately to concentrate on his driving while picking up his cell phone. He was already late to pick up Katie from soccer practice and had a project due the next day. His stress level had been rising lately. If only he could take some time off, but he was always too busy with too many things to do... Unfortunately, this appears to be the rising norm in today’s society as the work ethic and constant busyness of life have taken over, impeding on the amount of time that people spend in true leisure activities....   [tags: Relaxing Lifestyles Essays]
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Employment Opportunities in the Leisure and Recreation Industry - Employment Opportunities in the Leisure and Recreation Industry Leisure and recreation are as old as human beings and were present in the lives of our Stone Age ancestors. There are many different terms to do with leisure and recreation. Here are some of them: In this investigation, I will produce a detailed report about the development, scale, structure and employment opportunities of the leisure and recreation industry. I will research all of these topics and use evidence such as statistics to support my research....   [tags: Papers] 5862 words
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Report On Leisure Facilities In the Pontypridd Area - Report On Leisure Facilities In the Pontypridd Area This report is complied with data collected by interviews and observations made between the 1st January 2003 and the 28th February 2003. Report on: information regarding leisure opportunities available to young people in Pontypridd. Report to: The Welsh Assembly Government. Report from: Coedylan Comprehensive School Council. Introduction ------------ This report has been complied in response to a request from The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) to gather information regarding the leisure facilities available to young people in different parts of Wales....   [tags: Papers] 1214 words
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Culture Change At Seaton Leisure Centre - Seaton is a medium sized town in a fairly wealthy resort area. Initially, Seaton Leisure Centre was a "non profit" public organization run by the local town council. That fact itself was a precondition for the lack of improvement and good management. Generally speaking, any production process needs three major assets – land, labor and capital. Seaton Leisure centre has the land and the capital – enormous resources and facilities that can hold and support various sports activities, leisure and entertainment....   [tags: Business Management Analysis ] 1452 words
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Analysis of Characters in 'Hitcher' and 'Education for Leisure' - Simon Armitage and Duffy both bring their characters to life in ‘Hitcher ‘and’ Education for Leisure’ by using many poetic devices and language techniques; these portray the characters in many different ways. Armitage uses a strange and unusual structure which makes the poem itself more tense and chilling than if it had a regular structure because it matches with the poem, this adds emphasis to the unusual topic of murder. The poem is split into five stanzas each which adds to the final part of the story....   [tags: Character Analysis] 551 words
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The Jet Engine and Leisure Air Travel - The Jet Engine and Leisure Air Travel Air transport for European tourists got off to a shaky start in the late 1920s.But it was to be thirty years before leisure air travel was to appeal to anyone but the rich and adventurous. High cost, fear of flying and the absence of toilets in early airliners (an unfortunate combination) were the main deterrents; the unpressurized aircraft of the inter-war years were noisy, slow and not especially comfortable despite the efforts of some airlines to make aircraft cabins resemble the first-class state- rooms of an ocean liner....   [tags: essays research papers] 5675 words
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Sectors of Leisure and Recreation for Football and Swimming - Sectors of Leisure and Recreation for Football and Swimming Introduction ============ I have chosen football and swimming as the sports for this investigation. I felt football would be appropriate as it is a major global industry, which generates billions of pounds. In the UK it is a sport, which is of huge importance to all sections of the media. [IMAGE]Statistics show that swimming is the most popular physical sport (after walking) in the UK according to the national statistics online 2002....   [tags: Papers] 1782 words
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Leisure Time of Chinese and Other International Students - Leisure Time of Chinese and Other International Students Introduction: The topic of our research is about 'Do Chinese students spent less leisure time than other international students'. The purpose of our research is to see what are the changes of the Chinese Students' Leisure life before and after their arrival in Stirling. We are aiming at finding out the reasons behind these changes also. That means there are two parts of our research: the first part is what are the changes....   [tags: Papers] 880 words
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Comparing the Use of a Leisure Center Among Men and Women - Comparing the Use of a Leisure Center Among Men and Women A researcher is interested in surveying the proportion of male and female users of a leisure centre. He is able to sample 50 users of the leisure centre and records their gender with a 1 (males) and a 2 (females). He hypothesises that there is a greater proportion of males than females amongst all the users of the leisure centre. Introduction The research question is interested in determining whether there’s a higher proportion of male leisure centre users compared to females, using a sample of 50 individuals....   [tags: Papers] 2044 words
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Hitcher, Education For Leisure, My Last Duchess, and The Lab - Hitcher, Education For Leisure, My Last Duchess, and The Lab "Hitcher" By Simon Armitage, "Education For Leisure" By Carol Anne Duffy, "My Last Duchess" and "The Lab" by Robert Browning are all poems that deal with violence or the prospect of violence. "Hitcher" is a poem about a man who is angry at being threatened with the sack, he picks up a hitch-hiker and kills him and then leaves him on the road side. The poetic voice seems to be psychotic and also talks about the attack in a casual manner....   [tags: Violence Simon Armitage Robert Browning Essays] 565 words
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Particularly within the leisure centre environment it is important - Particularly within the leisure centre environment it is important to identify and address those factors which improve the safety of the customers , maintain high levels of services , quality of facilities and promote a healthy safe work environment. In the various activities of modern life social domestic, work or leisure the cost of work place accidents and incidents is immense in terms of wasted costs, loss of revenue, insurance claims and premiums and a host of unquantifiable indirect costs....   [tags: Business Management Studies] 1103 words
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Emergence of Television as a Mass Medium and Leisure Time - Emergence of Television as a Mass Medium and Leisure Time Early in the twentieth Century the advent of public radio broadcasting brought cheap and effortless entertainment into the homes of millions of people. The invention and use of television as a means of channelling information on a wide scale was revolutionary. The world had recognised how influential and useful a tool the radio was in disseminating information and entertainment to the masses. The inventors and founders of this communication revolution could not have foreseen the effect that audio-visual broadcasting would have....   [tags: Papers] 1937 words
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Urbanisation and Changes in Scottish Leisure, Religion and Education - Urbanisation and Changes in Scottish Leisure, Religion and Education In the 1880s people in Scotland were just as likely to live in a town or city as they were to live in the countryside. However by 1939 this had radically changed and most people were now urban dwellers. The process of urbanisation during this time is thought by many historians to have "affected the lives of ordinary people in all sorts of ways" (Sydney Wood). In particular there was notable changes in leisure, religion and education....   [tags: Papers] 1115 words
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The poem Education for Leisure is extremely effective in many ways - - The poem Education for Leisure is extremely effective in many ways - Discuss Education for Leisure The poem ‘Education for Leisure’ is extremely effective in many ways. The poet has effectively used poetic techniques to show his/her attitude towards the speaker in the poem and has also given impressions of the speaker. The impressions that are given of the speaker are those of a murderous person who is full of menace and insanity. One of the ways that this is shown is in the first stanza when the words ‘something’ and ‘Anything’ are used in the sentence ‘Today I am going to kill something....   [tags: English Literature] 721 words
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Industrial Visit to White Horse Leisure Centre, Wantage - Industrial Visit to White Horse Leisure Centre, Wantage Introduction ============ I visited the White Horse Leisure Centre in Wantage, this is the local town sports centre. Its facilities include a swimming pool, gym, dance studio, tennis courts and large sports hall where many activities take place such as basketball, badminton and trampolining. Physics is used through out the sports centre in the equipment and the building itself, I am looking at two of these situations where physics can be applied to sport....   [tags: Papers] 1146 words
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The Benefits and Challenges of Developing Play/Leisure Activities - ... Promoting pleasure as well as physical activity, play forms the holistically development in a child’s existence, or to put it in another way using Brown (2003) abbreviation, know as SPICE, play represents the ‘social interaction’; ‘physical activity’; ‘intellectual stimulation’; creative achievement and emotional stability, (with the addition of “compound flexibility” ) of a child’s development. Compound flexibility is the idea that a child’s psychological development occurs using the relationship between his/her environment with the adaptability of the child himself....   [tags: Child Development ]
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The Importance of Understanding and Interpreting Leisure Trends and Forecasts for Leisure Managers, and Provide Examples of Their Use - The Importance of Understanding and Interpreting Leisure Trends and Forecasts for Leisure Managers, and Provide Examples of Their Use The continually changing and occurring, media driven sports industry must be fully aware of the current and upcoming trends which occur and impact youth and society. To develop an insight into the relationship between both understanding and interpreting leisure trends and how this directly implicates leisure managers they need to be completely aware of how their ideas will be interpreted by the public....   [tags: Papers] 1533 words
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A Comparison Between Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby and Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class - Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby and Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class                                    The American Dream is real; Americans are able to rise out of poverty and into leisurely lifestyles with a bit of luck and a lot of hard work. Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Thorstein Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class both address issues of status and wealth that arise from peoples' pursuits of the American Dream. But the authors differ in their beliefs about the nature and motives of peoples' pursuits of wealth....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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People on the Edge in Poems: Stealing, Hitcher, Education for Leisure and Laboratory - People on the Edge in Poems: Stealing, Hitcher, Education for Leisure and Laboratory The four poems I chose were: Stealing, Hitcher, Education for Leisure and Laboratory. The themes in each were: stealing - insanity and theft, Hitcher - a hitchhiker and the truth, Education for Leisure - death and arrogance, and in the laboratory - eccentricity and paranoia. All of these poems deal with people on the edge. They all have people who inflict pain or damage for pleasure or amusement....   [tags: Papers] 677 words
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William Wordsworth Walking: Art, Work, Leisure, and a Curious Form of Consumption - William Wordsworth Walking: Art, Work, Leisure, and a Curious Form of Consumption William Wordsworth spent a good portion of his life on foot, walking. Consider a sequence of Dorothy's journal entries: Monday the 14th, "Wm & Mary walked to Ambleside in the morning to buy mousetraps" (about 5 miles round trip); Tuesday the 15th, "Wm & I walked to Rydale for letters" (about 3 miles round trip); Wednesday the 16th, "After dinner Wm & I walked twice up to the Swan & back again" (3 miles), met Miss Simpson and walked with her to the Oliffs and then back to her house (another 3 miles); Thursday the 17th, "we had a delightful walk" (a couple of miles); Friday the 18th, "Mary & Wm walked round the two lakes" (about 6 miles); Saturday the 19th, "We walked by Brathay to Ambleside" (6 miles)....   [tags: William Wordswroth Walking Essays]
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Find out how 2 companies; Brean Leisure Park and Wilsher and Quick - Find out how 2 companies; Brean Leisure Park and Wilsher and Quick motivate their employees. Productivity Aim The aim of this coursework is to find out how 2 companies; Brean Leisure Park and Wilsher and Quick motivate their employees. To do this, I will ask the administration manager of Brean Leisure Park, Alex Ferguson, several questions relating to productivity. I will then ask the same questions to Michael Watts, Major Projects Manager of the UK’s HQ of Cooper B Line. Method The first company I needed to find out about was Brean Leisure Park....   [tags: Business and Management Studies] 4132 words
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Comparing Education for Leisure and Miracle on St. David’s Day - Comparing Education for Leisure and Miracle on St. David’s Day This essay will explore the similarities and differences between the two poems ‘Education for leisure’ which was written by Carol Ann Duffy and ‘Miracle on St. David’s Day’ by Gillian Clarke. The theme focused on the poems is ‘outsider’. In ‘Education for Leisure’ the man is an outsider because he is being ignored, however in ‘miracle on St. David’s Day’, the patient is well taken care of but is an outsider in his mind because he is sick and cannot speak....   [tags: Carol Ann Duffy Gillian Clarke Poems Essays] 2277 words
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National Parks are Victims of Their Own Success as Locations for Leisure Pursuits - National Parks are Victims of Their Own Success as Locations for Leisure Pursuits This subject has been a matter of much conjecture for many years as international tourism spreads to the most endangered and rare environments across the globe, it is evident that in terms of long term sustainability, National Park ecosystems are at serious threat from that posed by industrial tourism. Physical Degradation People come to national parks in order to experience the wildlife and the natural environment....   [tags: Papers] 827 words
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The Benefits and Challenges of Developing Play and Leisure Activities in Play Therapy - ... In parallel to Freud; Gil (1994, p.7) suggests that “play allows the child to bring forward unconscious conflicts and confront his/her affect in a safe way, thereby integrating experiences that left intact could cause symptomatic or acting out behaviours”. Equally, Esman (1983 in Gil, 1994, p.7) outlines the view to why play is a vital aspect of a child’s psychological development, as “it allows the communication of wishes, fantasies’, and conflicts in the ways that child can tolerate affectively and express at the level of his or her cognitive capabilities”....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Life of Leisure - To judge a historical philosopher from the past is very unfair. The person evaluating knows the outcome of the philosophies. Related scientific understanding has since developed, along with an abundance of information. The culture and every day life has changed through time and geologically. Also the government system has changed. None the less I attended to reflect on Epicurus' philosophies, ideas, and theories. Epicurus wrote, "We must also reflect that as far as desires are concerned, some are natural while others have no foundation; and that of the natural, some are necessary as well as natural and some are natural only." This illustrates his main philosophy, to do things only for pleasure and avoid all things that may cause pain....   [tags: Psychology] 673 words
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The Emergence of Television as a Mass Communication Medium Was the Key Turning Point in Improving the Leisure Opportunities for the Ordinary Pe - The Emergence of Television as a Mass Communication Medium Was the Key Turning Point in Improving the Leisure Opportunities for the Ordinary People of Britain I believe the emergence of television as a mass communication medium was the key turning point in improving the leisure opportunities for the ordinary people of Britain. I believe this turning point was not its first broadcast in 1936 but the introduction of ITV in 1956. I think television is only just the most important factor, there are other factors that also had a large effect on improving leisure opportunities for the ordinary people....   [tags: Papers] 1663 words
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Why did Consumption and Leisure Patterns of the 1950s and 1960s Earn This Era the Epithet of the Affluent Society? - ... Robert Taylor states ‘motor-car ownership more than doubled during the 1950s.’2 Peter Clarke supports the expansion of the motor cars when he states ‘that 1959 saw a record jump of 200,000 in motor-cycle registrations, giving a 1 and 3/4 million total which did not decline until the late 1960s.3 The historian, Peter Morrell adds to the argument that Britain earned the epithet of affluent society, when he argues that it the new opportunities for people to have several jobs in their life, paid holidays and structured working hours that influenced the consumption and leisure patterns to earn the early post war period the description of the affluent society.4 With the widespread appeal of America that infiltrated British society during and particularly after the second world war, it was associated with ‘the home of monopoly capitalism and modern consumerism.’5 Consumerism and leisure patterns can be seen as directly influencing the post war period as being affluent....   [tags: British History ]
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Leisure-Cruise Industry - ... The cruising industry is controlled by a few numbers of companies (close to monopoly), so they are always in competition with each other. Innovation is the main element that cruising companies have to consider in the fight against the competitors. The major player in the industry is Carnival followed by Royal Caribbean. These companies are watching each other very close. For example if one comes with a better deal, which is lower price packages or a more sophisticated ship, the other ones are following closely....   [tags: Travel]
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Handling the Issues of Rage and Murder in Poetry - Handling the Issues of Rage and Murder in Poetry The two poems I am going to analyse are 'Education for Leisure' by Carol Ann Duffy and ' The Hitcher. These poems both have potentially dangerous speakers. The first line of 'Education for leisure' contains murderous feeling, this grabs the reader and submerses them into the poem. "Today I am going to kill something. Anything" The poet uses direct and powerful words, by using the word 'something' instead of 'someone' the poet makes it unclear what the speaker wants to kill....   [tags: Education for Leisure The Hitcher Poems Essays] 551 words
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State Parks - ... Participating in recreation leads to strengthened physical and mental health and friend and family ties, which are very beneficial, attributes to be strengthened in one’s life. (sr3) The idea of recreation can be achieved several ways through the offerings of state parks. Visitors can fulfill their interest in nature and wildlife by things like bird watching and going to viewing centers. Tutorial hiking is also offered, giving people the chance to learn of the environment while enjoying it. Thrill seekers of all levels can find what they are looking for in these state parks....   [tags: Personal Experience, Outdoor Leisure, Recreation] 2386 words
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The Atlantis Resort - ... Besides Dolphin Cay Atlantis offers The Dig. The Dig is an 11,00 year old lost continent and is home to some of the world’s most exotic sea creatures. One can also snorkel the Ruins Lagoon. Guests can walk through the 100-foot clear underwater tunnel submerged in the Lagoon, called Predator Lagoon. One can go on the Maya Temple Shark Lagoon, which is a clear tunnel slide that goes right through the lagoon. There are many other lagoons on at Atlantis one can adventure through also, such as: Reef Lagoon, Hibiscus Lagoon, Seagrapes Lagoon, Stingray Lagoon, Royal Ray Lagoon, and Water’s Edge Lagoon....   [tags: Travel & Leisure]
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A Hawaiian Vacation Through dealresults.com - ... Your convenience is our bread and butter. Our 3, 4, 5 or 6 night stay with up to 60% off on packages sets you up to imbibe the embalming air of the six islands Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii’s Big Island. It may not be probable to enjoy the wholesome Hawaiian adventure in just one vacation. You will likely return to take off from where you left off. Anyhow, you will probably kick-start the holiday from the island of Oahu as this is where you will touch down at Honolulu airport....   [tags: Travel & Leisure] 974 words
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Paideia, Schole, Paidia: Then and Now - Paideia, Schole, Paidia: Then and Now ABSTRACT: Aristotle centers the citizen’s education (paideia) on leisure (schole). Its features, especially of play (paidia), are evoked to remedy deficiencies in three contemporary philosophies of leisure: classical, critical and communitarian. Paideia, the citizen's education, is extensively tied up with liberal studies in most of Aristotle's discussion in book eight of the Politics. But this tie-up intellectualizes the leisure at their root in the first few chapters of the book....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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