The “Ideal With Great Appeal”, or the Creation and Development of Leisure in Czechoslovakia (Too)

The first part of the paper summarises the historical background, circumstances, and context of the emergence of leisure. In the second part, the author deals with the development of leisure in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s and 1970s, drawing on the results of contemporary sociological research, including the Czechoslovak stratification survey of 1969, which is still unique today. The third part deals with the leisure of Hungarians in Slovakia, also based on sociological research conducted in the 1960s and 1970s, with a special focus on Hungarians in Slovakia. The paper will serve as an introduction to the study to be published in the next issue of Fórum Társadalomtudományi Szemle, in which the author will analyse the development of the leisure of Hungarians in Slovakia after the 1989 change of regime up to the present day.