Is there any real content to "leisure studies"?

George Leef

In today's Pope Center article, I look at this oxymoronic academic field and conclude that the whole thing seems to be based on nothing more than a groundless belief decades ago that there would be some sociological problem in America when people had to figure out what to do with all the leisure time they were supposed to have. From a recent syrupy Chroncle article sympathizing with a leisure studies prof who found himself being criticized by the likes of Bill O'Reilly, see nothing remotely approaching a body of knowledge worth studying.

  • Share

Most Commented

March 23, 2011

1.

Looking for Answers? Ask a Scholar!

NAS is partnering with Intellectual Takeout to answer questions that call for scholarly judgment and can't be answered by Wikipedia. ...

September 5, 2014

2.

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

"[PTSS] provides an evidence-proof explanation that lifts away moral responsibility from those engaged in self-destructive, anti-social, and criminal behavior."...

September 21, 2010

3.

Ask a Scholar: What Does YHWH Elohim Mean?

A reader asks, "If Elohim refers to multiple 'gods,' then Yhwh Elohim really means Lord of Gods...the one of many, right?" A Hebrew expert answers....

Most Read