The Man from Leisure : an interview with Chris Rojek

BLACKSHAW, Tony (2012). The Man from Leisure : an interview with Chris Rojek. Cultural Sociology, 6 (3), 319-335.

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This article is an interview with the eminent British sociologist, theorist of leisure and stardom, publisher and critic of cultural studies Chris Rojek. It begins with an introduction that outlines his career trajectory and key publications, and puts some flesh on his particular way of doing sociology. The interview itself falls into three broad parts. First, Rojek answers some questions about the source of his sociological imagination, his formative work on the sociology of leisure, and the relationship between his academic and publishing work. The second and third parts intersect one another. The second concentrates on Rojek’s key ideas and how these relate to some important themes and issues in cultural sociology and the study of leisure. The third part of the interview explores some shifts in Rojek’s work and how these are connected to major currents in cultural sociology and the demise of leisure studies. The interview concludes with reflections on the function and responsibilities of sociology today.

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Page Range: 319-335
Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 09:09
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 10:31

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