About the International Journal of Urban Labour and Leisure.
The International Journal of Urban Labour and Leisure, focuses on
on-going and emerging debates across a wide range of social science disciplines. It is
also a forum for contributors to consider the issues of the contemporary employment
experience. The focus is on practitioner, academic and research based material stressing
the dissemination aspects of publication.
Many local urban economies are undergoing radical
transformations changing the face and content of urban living. Urban areas are emerging
from their industrial pasts to face post-industrial challenges. The aim of this
interdisciplinary journal is to explore these challenges by investigating the relationship
between paid work and leisure. Increasingly cities and towns are consumed as spaces of
leisure and pleasure rather than identified with industrial production. In turn, patterns
of paid work and occupations are now often entwined with these leisure activities. It is
these changes this journal investigates through a) regular articles, b) special calls for
papers, and c) review essays.
The International Journal of Urban Labour and Leisure provides this interdisciplinary outlet for all research relating to the contemporary work and leisure practices of individuals today. Work and leisure are an important aspect of contemporary society and need to be seen together. The International Journal of Urban Labour and Leisure showcases how employment at the turn of the century is even more integrated into people leisure lives as traditional industries are disappearing.
Just a few of the topics that will be covered are:
The benefits of this form of communication are immense. The International Journal of Urban Labour and Leisure aims to collect together people and information via the Internet. The potential contributory revolutionaries might be researchers, university teachers, and librarians - in fact anyone who is in the business of generating and disseminating scholarly information.
The journal is freely available to all interested
parties and at present is to be published twice yearly, though this latter situation will
be reconsidered in the future, should demand increase.
The journal's readers will be able to:
The forum section will provide member to member
networking for those who need to share and compare their work, or to discuss other issues
concerning electronic publishing. There is also free of charge unlimited announcements of
conferences, requests for help or joint research. Access will be provided to a growing
list of links to other Internet sites that our readers may find of interest. And many more
One of the key features of the
of Urban Labour and Leisure is its mix of academic and practitioner articles and those
considering the relationship between the two. It also encourages those new to publication
be they recent lecturers or practitioners new to publication, or postgraduate students
undertaking detailed research. In this way the International Journal of Urban Labour and Leisure seeks
to be inclusive of all interested parties in this area. It thus address an audience of
researchers within academic and other research organisations, and practitioners in the
We welcome within this section material, which does not meet the criterions for articles: e.g. books. You may apply for your book project to be published here. We also have the ability to charge payment for access, should you wish it.