Accession Number : AD0651555

Title :   THE USE OF FREE TIME BY YOUNG PEOPLE IN SOVIET SOCIETY,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Durham,F. Gayle

Report Date : JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The paper begins with the Soviet conception of free time and its function in a socialistic society. Based upon several Russian time-budget studies, the amount of time (free) actually available to young people in the USSR is discussed. This leads into a study of the various activities for free time. First discussed are highly desirable activities for free time within the Soviet Union: study, self-improvement, civic activity, amateur activity, sports, and rationalization; the fully permissable activities for free: time with children, inactive rest, walking, time with friends, and entertainment; in contrast to these activities, the restrictively permissable activities: travel, restaurants and cafes, and card-playing are discussed. The Soviet Unions lack of facilities, personnel, administrative bottlenecks, add commercialization of cultural facilities are shown.

Descriptors :   (*TIME STUDIES, *RECREATION), (*LEARNING, *SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY), SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, BEHAVIOR, TIME, REAL TIME, SOCIAL SCIENCES, CULTURE, EDUCATION, READING

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE