The scholarly aims of this conference are:

  • To test the viability and fruitfulness of a transcultural perspective in a field, leisure and money, where very little research has been done
  • To open up the little-studied field “leisure and money” in both its historical and contemporary dimensions
  • To provide a platform for defining the methodological challenges coming with a transcultural perspective and develop strategies to cope with them in a particular field of research
  • To bring together scholars with high competence in traditional fields of scholarship defined by language, medium, region or method, who have shown that they are open for transcultural approaches, and to develop a cooperative international network of leisure studies that will provide continuity to the discussions both of substance and method
  • To publish the best results after revisions following the discussions in the conference in book form as a contribution to the field under consideration and the evolving discussion about the methodologies appropriate for transcultural studies