Toplumsal Dönüşüm Çerçevesinde Değişen Anlam ve Kullanımlarıyla "Boş Zaman" Sosyolojisi

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Güven U. Z.

Ankara Üniversitesi DTCF Dergisi, vol.59, no.2, pp.1125-1148, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.33171/dtcfjournal.2019.59.2.18
  • Journal Name: Ankara Üniversitesi DTCF Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.1125-1148


The main objective of this paper is to analyze the changing meanings, representations and uses of leisure within the framework of social transformation, and put forth the main issues and contemporary approaches in sociology of leisure through relations of production, consumption patterns and other components of everyday life. This article aims to question the extent to which leisure is considered to be a time period freed from all formal and corporate attachments including school and work. By employing literature review, this article first seeks to evaluate the changing meaning of leisure throughout different historical periods. The article then discusses the uses of leisure in everyday life with regard to its different types, both serious and casual, including cultural, sportive and touristic leisure activities. Lastly, in light of the examples from Turkey and around the world, contemporary academic perspectives on leisure studies will be covered. The main findings of the article state that leisure has been reduced to a series of activities, surrounded by ideas and practices far from contemplation and value creation, fading before reaching the stage of permanence in our contemporary era of an endless present time.