Work, leisure and optimal experience

  title={Work, leisure and optimal experience},
  author={Elery Hamilton-Smith},
Concepts of work and leisure are examined from an ontological perspective. Work is distinguished from labour; previous concepts of leisure are identified as being defined in terms of time, action-behaviour, specific-activity-in-a-specific-time/place-site (which is considered to define recreation), or experience. All of these suffer various problems, but in particular, all assume that work and leisure can and should be perceived as separate. It is argued that work and leisure are both based upon… CONTINUE READING