Work & Leisure Links

Cindy S. Aron (1999). Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 324 p.). Assoc. Professor, History, University of Virginia. Vacations--United States--History; Vacations--United States--History--19th century; Vacations--United States--History--20th century; United States--Social life and customs. 

Gary S. Cross (1990). A Social History of Leisure Since 1600. (State College, PA: Venture Pub., 297 p.). Leisure--Social aspects--History; Leisure--Social aspects--United States--History; Leisure--Social aspects--Great Britain--History.

Gary S. Cross, John K. Walton (2005). The Playful Crowd: Pleasure Places in the Twentieth Century. (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 352 p.). Amusement parks--Social aspects--United States--History--20th century; Amusement parks--Social aspects--England--History--20th century.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (2000). Beyond Boredom and Anxiety: Experiencing Flow in Work and Play. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 231 p. [orig. pub. 1975]). Pleasure; Play--Psychological aspects; Games--Psychological aspects; Work--Psychological aspects.

Susan Currell (2005). The March of Spare Time: The Problem and Promise of Leisure in the Great Depression. (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 235 p.). Leisure--United States--History--20th century; Depressions--1929--United States; United States--Social conditions--1933-1945.

Sebatian De Grazia (1994). Of Time, Work, and Leisure. (New York, NY: Vintage Books, 559 p. [orig. pub. 1962]). Leisure; Work.

Foster R. Dulles (1965). A History of Recreation; America Learns to Play. (New York, NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 446 p.). Recreation--United States; United States--Social life and customs.

Richard G. Kraus (2001). Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society. (Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 384 p. [6th ed., orig. pub. 1971]). Founder, Dance Dept. (Columbia University); Former Chairman, Recreation Dept. (Lehman College-CUNY). Recreation--North America; Recreation--North America--History; Leisure--Social aspects--North America; Play--North America--Psychological aspects; Recreation--Vocational guidance--North America.

Avner Offer (2006). The Challenge of Affluence: Self-Control and Well-Being in the United States and Britain since 1950. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 496 p.). Chichele Professor of Economic History (Oxford University). Wealth--Social aspects--United States; Wealth--Social aspects--Great Britain; Social values--United States; Social values--Great Britain; Quality of life--United States; Quality of life--Great Britain. Critique of modern consumer society, especially assumption that freedom of choice necessarily maximizes individual and social well-being.

Witold Rybczynski (1991). Waiting for the Weekend. (New York, NY: Viking, 260 p.). Leisure; Recreation. History of leisure from the Romans to the present day.

John P. Robinson (1977). How Americans Use Time: A Social-Psychological of Everyday Behavior. (New York, NY: Praeger, 209 p.). Time Management. Praeger Special Studies in U.S. Economic, Social and Political Issues.

John P. Robinson and Geoffrey Godbey (1997). Time for Life: The Surprising Ways Americans Use Their Time. (University Park, PA: Penn State Press, 367 p.). Leisure, Time-Use Research, Stress Management. 

Juliet B. Schor (1991). The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 247 p.). Leisure, Time-Use Research. Interviews reveal that time on the job has risen steadily over previous 20 years. Leisure was dwindling.

--- (1998). The Overspent American: Upscaling, Downshifting and the New Consumer (1999 Title: Why Want What We Don't Need). (New York, NY: Basic Books, 253 p.). Consumerism, Consumer Behavior, Personal Finance, Lifestyle.




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