9-1 | The Interrelationship of Leisure and Play: Play as Leisure, Leisure as Play

Book Review

The Interrelationship of Leisure and Play: Play as Leisure, Leisure as Play

Robert A. Stebbins
London: Palgrave Macmillian. 2015. Acknowledgments, notes, references, and index. 183 pp. $95.00 cloth. ISBN: 9781137513014

by J. Talmadge Wright

First Paragraph:

The study of leisure and the study of play have followed different tracks in the past, in terms of both disciplinary involvement and intent. Robert A. Stebbins’s latest work attempts to rectify this by demonstrating the overlapping of play with leisure and, more specifically, by making an argument about what he calls “augmentative play.” His work begins by looking at the scope of both fields, leisure and play, and raising the question why both areas of research have followed such different paths.