Leisure and Recreation

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Throughout the world, people participate in unique leisure and recreation activities, depending on their interests. Leisure activities – sports, crafts, games—developed within a culture, as a result of the available resources. Imperialism, and later globalization, led to the cultural spillover of many recreational activities. Often entire social communities will form around a recreation activity. These communities are referred to as ‘clubs,’ ‘leagues,’ or ‘societies’ and can be either casual or formal in structure.

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