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Working to Have Fun: The Labour of Leisure explored in new article by Dr. Barbara Schneider

The Labour of Leisure is explored in a new article by CMF's Dr. Barbara Schneider and Sociology's Dr. Liza McCoy.  

Square dance is a form of social dance carried out by groups of four pairs of dancers arranged in a square, moving in response to on-the-spot instructions of a square dance caller. This article looks at the work that the square dance caller does to produce “fun” for the participants. The multi-faceted labour of being a caller includes being a singer, an entertainer, an expert in calling, a teacher, a sound equipment expert, a business person, and an emotional worker instrumental in producing other people’s pleasure.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14927713.2016.1269295?scroll...