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Master of Science (MS)


The purpose of this study is to trace the transformation of simming from its earliest appearance in the literature to its contemporary form as a modern leisure activity. The processes of rationalization, legitimation and democratization are examined in pre-industrial, industrial and post-industrial societies.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraka In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1993, Stephanie J. Hass.