A collection of forty-two articles, Society, Culture, Leisure, and Play takes on different facets of leisure from the perspective of an anthropologist with almost thirty years experience in the field. The essays range in length and tone, and cover topics from adornment to weaving. The author goes into considerable depth while discussing music and the arts. Utilizing empirical observation and recent theories, the book is a sweeping overview of an integral part of culture. Anthropologists, students of sociology and culture, as well as the general reader, will be interested in Salamone's latest work.