Leisure theory

Leisure theory

We feature here some excellent articles on leisure theory and practice. As you might imagine, we here at CLAWS happen to think this should be a much more widely studied topic!

You can, of course, also read our essay on the CLAWS way of thinking about leisure. The Leisure Party web site, although no longer current, is also worth a look. This site was merged with the CLAWS material in 1999. You can access the old site through the Internet Archive site.
(URL: http://freespace.virgin.net/sarah.peter.nelson)

Thaddeus Golas' The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment is also a must-read book.

"Work," referring to what workers do, should not be confused with exertion; play can be more strenuous than work. Work is compulsory production, something done for some other reason than the satisfaction of doing it."

- Bob Black

"There was a time in our own past when the 'work ethic' would have been incomprehensible..."

- Bob Black,
The Abolition
of Work