Adele Pavlidis is a writer and academic currently working and playing on the land of the Yugambeh people. She is particularly interested in the gendered power dynamics in sport and leisure contexts and how this influences wellbeing and belonging.
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Non-fictionIn the 1990s, increasing fiscal and social rationalisation shifted responsibility for leisure from the state to the individual and from the public to the private sphere. Leisure studies, with its emphasis on providing research and data to inform leisure quality, accessibility and access, was rationalised to enhance the ‘bottom line’ of universities that were now attuned to the pragmatic desires of industry sectors.