Research Committees

RC13 Sociology of Leisure


To promote international cooperation in the field of the activities of sociology of leisure; to exchange theoretical and practical information among all countries and experts concerning the results of investigations on leisure; to convene international seminars, symposia, meetings on leisure; to prepare and circulate reports about the development and problems of leisure in different countries and regions; to promote organiseddocumentation on leisure in cooperation with other documentation centers; to identify sociological problems in leisure and organize international research projects.

Board 2014-2018

President  2016-2018

 Madhu NAGLA, M. Dayanad University, India,


Sukant CHAUDHURY, University of Lucknow, India, Newsletter
Karl SPRACKLEN, Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, Publications
Klara TARKO, University of Szeged, Hungary, V.P. at Large

Executive Secretary

Karl SPRACKLEN, Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom,

Board Members

Pirzada AMIN, University of Kashmir, India 
Aretha ASAKITIKPI, South Africa
Anju BENIWAL, India
Bhagwan Singh BISHT, Kunam University, India
Lynne CIOCHETTO, Massey University, New Zealand
Christianne GOMES, Brazil
Basawaraj GULSHETTY, India
Antti HONKANEN, University of Easter Finland, Finland
Ma HUIDI, Chinese Culture Institute, China
Shintaro KONO, University of Alberta, Canada
Francis LOBO (Ex-Officio), Edith Cowan University, Australia
Fabio Massimo LO VERDE, University of Palermo, Italy
Mira MALICK, Japan
Maliga NAIDOO, South Africa
Kenneth ROBERTS, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Pranjal SARMA, India
Vladimir STAMBUK, Serbia
Robert STEBBINS, University of Calgary, Canada
Misri Lal VERMA, India

Election Officer

Francis LOBO, Edith Cowan University, Australia

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Program Coordinators: Madhu NAGLA,, Karl SPRACKLEN, and Shinatro KONO,


The International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure is the official journal of the RC13. It has been launched in 2018 and is also on Twitter.


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2015 PDF  
2014 PDF  
2013   PDF
2012 PDF PDF


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