Governing working bodies through leisure: a genealogical analysis

David McGillivray

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    This paper focuses on what appears to represent the consummate extension and blurring of distinctions between work and leisure, with employers providing some form of leisure opportunities for their employees at, or associated with, the workplace. Empirically, the paper draws upon investigations undertaken with three Scottish-based case study organizations conducted from 1999 to 2001. The results showed that healthy leisure forms are central to contemporary active leisure initiatives at work, but that the docile assimilation of these messages is neither universal nor without contestation.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalLeisure Sciences
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2005


    • genealogy
    • work and leisure
    • health and fitness


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