Simone Fullagar is a feminist writer and professor at Griffith University who lives on the unceded lands of the Yugambeh and Kombumerri peoples of the Gold Coast. In 1991 she received the University Medal for her honours thesis on women’s leisure in the BA (Leisure Studies) at the University of Technology Sydney. Connect with her via Twitter @simonefullagar or Linkedin: Simone Fullagar.
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.