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Chris Rojek’s theoretical challenge on leisure theory is getting debating topic in a field of contemporary leisure study. This is to critically review Rojek’s criticism of the leisure theory of ‘social formalism’. Main focal point of this review is to examine the appropriateness of his key arguments and criticisms. For this purpose, authors trace and summarize historical development of hitherto overall leisure theory and Rojek’s works to identify their contributions and limitations. By a critical examination on his idea, authors found his distinctive contribution to theoretical development in a sociology of leisure, which is made on his attempt to open the debate of theoretical paradigm. However, authors also identified his fallacious points, which turned up in his criticism on key concepts of social formalists’ studies. 핵심용어(Key words):사회형식주의(social formalism), 사회학적 맥락(social context), 실증주의 연구(positive research), 기능주의(functinalism), 주관적 오류(subjective errors)