Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
BACHELADENSKI, Miguel Sidenei and MATIELLO JUNIOR, Edgard. Contributions from the critical leisure field to the health promotion. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.5, pp. 2569-2579. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000500031.
The studies about leisure for health promotion still tend to choose the active body occupation in the free-time (leisure activities), revealing the influence of the functionalist way of thinking, which trying to reduce the links between society and health-disease process, undoubtedly do not keep with the purpose of population health promotion. Focusing on this idea, and keeping in mind the premise that in the Brazilian physical training there are different opinions since the earliest 80s which try to achieve the purpose to avoid the ideas of the functionalist way of thinking. However, those opinions are almost unknown both in the Brazilian public health system and the collective health system, once the bibliography revision about leisure activities development was made in the country, looking for ideas taken in common knowledge for health promotion presuppositions, this report has the aim to show critical and alternatives concepts of leisure in the way it is linked to healthy as a real social change, using a political-pedagogical proposal called lazerania. In general, this is an emancipatory concept of leisure, which comes from the sport phenomenon as a problem and provides the feeling, thinking and behavior of the population, trying to build a society based on solidarity and consumer participation.
Keywords : Leisure activities; Health promotion; Consumer participation; Social change.