Leisure, Labour, and Active Living: A Holistic Approach

A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 119

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Leisure & Sport Management, Business School, National Taipei University, Taipei 23741, Taiwan
Interests: leisure; recreation; sport; gender and leisure; leisure management

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Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Interests: sustainable tourism; place branding; visitor experience; well-being
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

"Leisure, Labour, and Active Living: A Holistic Approach" suggests a comprehensive perspective on how individuals engage with various facets of life. Leisure encompasses activities pursued for enjoyment, relaxation, and personal development outside the realm of work or obligation. It emphasizes the importance of downtime, hobbies, and recreational pursuits for mental and emotional well-being. Labour refers to the productive work individuals undertake, whether in the form of employment, entrepreneurship, or domestic responsibilities. It acknowledges the significance of work in providing economic stability, personal fulfilment, and contributing to societal progress. Active living encourages a lifestyle that prioritizes physical activity and healthy habits. This includes exercise, outdoor pursuits, and mindful nutrition choices. Active living promotes overall wellness, longevity, and quality of life. The holistic approach acknowledges the interconnectedness of these elements, recognizing that each contributes to an individual's overall sense of fulfilment and balance. By embracing leisure, labour, and active living in harmony, individuals can cultivate a well-rounded life that promotes both personal growth and societal well-being.

This Special Issue will welcome manuscripts that relate to the following themes:

  • Comparative studies of leisure culture
  • Leisure and wellness, health and fitness, health promotion
  • Leisure policy
  • Media and communication in leisure
  • Sociology of leisure
  • Sport sociology
  • Leisure, work, and employment relations
  • Leisure and employment relations
  • Leisure and quality of working life

For consideration, please submit your extended abstracts by 30 June 2024 to Special Issue editors, Prof. Chiung-Tzu Lucetta Tsai ([email protected]) or Dr. Chung-Shing Johnson Chan ([email protected]). For those accepted for consideration, paper submission will be on 31 December 2024 for preliminary review.

Prof. Dr. Chiung-Tzu Lucetta Tsai
Dr. Chung-Shing Johnson Chan
Guest Editors

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  • leisure
  • labour
  • recreation
  • sport
  • well-being

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