Mediated Activism: Contingent Democracy in Leisure Worlds
Rock climbing, collecting, role-playing, backpacking, and many other complex activities are part of the expanding cultural repertoire of modern societies. In an article in Sociology Lise Kjølsrød investigates how the communities that are formed by these activities stretch their commitments into the real world. She contends that complex leisure constitutes a democratically important but somewhat concealed political channel that fits modern citizens’ way of life.
The full article is available at Sage Journals