Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference 2017

04julAll Day06Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference 2017Leeds Beckett University, UK

Event Details

Leisure Studies Association Conference, 4-6 July 2017

Leeds Beckett University, UK

‘Enacting Leisure: Recreating Leisure’ 

Research in the field of leisure studies emphasises the role played by leisure as part of people’s everyday lives. It is a different approach in which a concern for others demands a critical analysis of socio-political processes.  It requires a measure of reflexivity and an intersectional appreciation of the situatedness of what we study. This conference looks to speak to others who are interested in examining the social role of processes that commonly go unnoticed/unremarked because they are taken for the everyday. These are subject areas to which everyone can lay a claim to some measure of expertise.

The aims of this conference are:

  1. To explore the ways in which leisure has been and is enacted around us; and
  2. To explore ways in which leisure, and leisure studies, can be and are being re-created now

Confirmed keynote speakers  
Sarah Neal, Professor of Sociology, University of Sheffield http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/socstudies/staff/staff-profiles/sarah-neal
Kevin Hannam, Professor of Tourism Mobilities, Edinburgh Napier University http://www.napier.ac.uk/about-us/our-schools/the-business-school/our-staff/staff-profiles/professor-kevin-hannam
Simone Fullagar, Professor of Sport Social Sciences, University of Bath http://www.bath.ac.uk/health/staff/simone-fullagar/
Kehinde Andrews, Associate Professor of Sociology, Birmingham City University http://www.bcu.ac.uk/social-sciences/about-us/staff/kehinde-andrews  

We invite contributions which address the conference themes from a range of subject fields and disciplines including, but not limited to; leisure studies, sport studies, physical education, sociology, events, tourism, hospitality, media and communication, geography, cultural studies, the arts, gender studies, ethnic and racial studies, and social anthropology.  

Enacting Leisure: Identities, Lifestyles, and Play
Within this stream we invite a range of papers that critically consider leisure in the enactment of individual and cultural identities and lifestyles.

Spaces of Leisure
Within this stream we invite papers that address the ways in which space becomes a site of constant negotiation, where agents make their lives meaningful through everyday leisure practice and the social structures that endeavour to constrain such meaning making.

Leisure and social justice
Within this stream we invite papers which examine leisure as offering sites of resistance as well as oppression. We are especially interested in hearing about research that can play a contributory role in facilitating social justice through critical analysis of social and political processes of leisure.

Leisure mobilities
Within this stream we invite papers that explore leisure from a range of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspectives that, as well as areas more familiar to those working within leisure studies, might encompass such fields as critical geography, social movement research and the study of language and interaction in motion.

Open stream
In addition to the four central streams, we invite submissions in any other area of leisure research.

Post-graduate roundtable/workshop
Post-graduate students are encouraged to apply to any stream. There will also be opportunity to participate in additional career and research development activities led by prominent academics.

To register your interest and for details on conference fees, accommodation and practical information visit http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/lsa2017



july 4 (Tuesday) - 6 (Thursday)


City Campus