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dc.contributor.authorFallon Pauline, E.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-25T22:26:52Z
dc.date.issued1999en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/1936
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the involvement of a group of Christchurch women, sixty five years and over, in the game of housie as a way of exploring the meaning these women ascribe to their leisure behaviour and the role of housie in their lives. In order to achieve this aim qualitative research methods were used because they encompass a theory and technique which are sensitive to the interactive and interpretive features of human group life. The results of this research suggest that after a life time of hard work and family commitment, the world view of older working-class women focuses on housie as an enjoyable medium for non-intimate social interaction which is both economically viable and convenient to access. Future research needs to focus on the discovery and exploration of older working-class women's own experience and definition of leisure in order to establish a distinctive understanding of leisure for this group.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.subjectwomen's leisureen
dc.subjectleisure activityen
dc.subjectsocial lifeen
dc.subjecthousieen
dc.subjectsurveysen
dc.titleHousie as leisure pursuit for older working class womenen
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Applied Scienceen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
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pubs.publication-statusPublisheden


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