Leisure Cultures and G/local Challenges to Nationalist Populist Politics

Aarti Ratna (Editor)

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This special issue (consisting of 10 articles) focuses on the sometimes predictable, sometimes contradictory and conflictual, uses of leisure by a wide array of actors to garner or challenge a populist agenda. The papers showcase the constant tension and unfinished (racial, classed, gendered, ethnic, and sexual) projects embedded in national populist politics. They consider on-the-ground analyses of power asymmetries and forms of populism that manifest and are resisted in/through leisure, uncovering and critically analysing macro-micro levels of resistance, the management of power, and localised experiences of solidarity, conviviality and pleasure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-765
JournalLeisure Studies
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018


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