Leisure Theory pp 146-169 | Cite as

Regulative Mechanisms

  • Chris Rojek


In this chapter you will:
  • See how leisure forms and practice are related to cultural reproduction.

  • Identify class, gender, race and occupation as the central regulative mechanisms of leisure in contemporary society.

  • Be introduced to the concept of ‘life chances’ and shown its relation to leisure forms and practice.

  • Understand how regulative mechanisms are unplanned, unintentional structures for the allocation of economic resources and the distribution of prestige.


Cultural Capital Domestic Labour Life Chance Racial Inequality Genetic Endowment 
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© Chris Rojek 2005

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