Publication News: Digital Leisure Cultures

It is great to announce that ‘Digital Leisure Cultures’ is now available! LSA members Sandro Carnicelli, David McGillivray and Gayle McPherson (all University of West of the Scotland) edited the collection.


This text emerged out of the extremely successful Leisure Studies Association annual conference held at University of the West of Scotland in 2014 (here’s a useful storify of that event) and adds to a growing body of literature that considers the affordances of digital culture. As the editors state in the book’s introduction:

We want to contribute to the emergent critical research agenda on digital leisure cultures, drawing on theoretically-informed analyses that consider social forces, power relations, socio-spatial inequalities, marginalisations, exclusions, contradictions, crisis tendencies and lines of potential or actual conflict.

David has provided a full summary of the book on his blog.

The book is available now from Routledge so please encourage your librarians to order copies!

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