Perspectives on the nature of leisure research

  • 263 Pages
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  • English

University of Waterloo Press , Waterloo, Ont
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Statement[edited by] David Ng and Stephen Smith.
ContributionsNg, David., Smith, Stephen L. J.
LC ClassificationsGV14.5 P47 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 263 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19091064M

'A highly recommended book that makes an important contribution to leisure studies' - Annals of Leisure Research ‘Aitchison’s book is a very welcome addition to the literature in leisure studies and will be seen as valuable within a wide range of disciplines (geography, sociology, education and management studies, in particular) the book goes beyond academic scholarship and research Cited by: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vi, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm: Responsibility: [edited by] David Ng and Stephen Smith.

The highly contested nature of both 'gender' and 'leisure' encapsulates many of the most critical social and cultural debates of the early twenty-first century. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical perspectives, as well as extensive empirical research, Gender and Leisure goes forward to offer a contemporary socio-cultural analysis of gender relations in leisure practice and leisure policy.

This critical introduction to the field offers a systematic account of the meaning and structure of leisure today. The book: Situates the student in the fieldProvides a comprehensive account of the leading approaches to leisureExplores the influence of class, race, gender, ethnicity, disability, and ageDiscusses to role of the stateExamines leisure in the context of changing work.

This book is the first of offer a comprehensive introduction to the Serious Leisure Perspective, from fundamental principles and key concepts to in-depth and wide-ranging case studies of serious.

Psychiatric Annals | Neulmger, J. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LEISURE: Research Approaches to the Study of Leisure.

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Springfield, III.: Charles C Thomas, Publisher. pp. $Leisure has eluded. Contemporary Perspectives in Leisure uses a variety of disciplinary approaches to introduce the most important trends in contemporary leisure in the Twenty-First Century.

With contributions from some of the leading international figures in modern leisure studies, the book examines key philosophical and theoretical debates around leisure, with.

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The Festschrift in honor of Prof. Peter Keller, president of the International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism (AIEST) sincerepresents a wide range of tourism research as well as the current state of the ongoing debates in tourism as a scientific research field.

The aim is. This book brings together international expertise across the social sciences, exploring the interconnections between deviance, leisure and crime. Deviant leisure is a term commonly used to describe forms of leisure activity which are either illegal, or.

"The serious leisure perspective” (SLP) is the name of the theoretic framework (see diagram) that bridges and synthesizes three main forms of leisure, known as serious leisure, casual leisure, and project-based leisure. Research began in on the first of these, and has continued since that time, while work on casual leisure and then on.

If leisure is seen as a significant aspect of the overall quality of life, it is important to develop a technique for measuring leisure which takes into account the essential subjective nature of.

Sam's research reflects his interests in phenomenology and pedagogy, namely the social psychological dimensions of sport and leisure experiences and the nature, policy and practice of sport and leisure education.

He is the co-editor (with Sean Gammon) of Contemporary Perspectives in Leisure (Routledge, ). Perspectives on Human Development and Leisure.

This chapter examines the epigenetic nature of human development and the role of leisure and its concomitants in physical, emotional, psychological, and social development. Chapter 7. Perspectives on Work: Leisure or Drudgery. Ernest G. Olson with Katherine Martinez. This edited collection explores Positive Sociology of Leisure (PSL) as a subfield relating to leisure studies, sociology of leisure, and sociology of happiness.

The contributions consider leisure across ageing, sex, sexuality and family, community, youth, and education, and arts and creativity.

The highly contested nature of both 'gender' and 'leisure' encapsulates many of the most critical social and cultural debates of the early twenty-first century. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical perspectives, as well as extensive empirical research, Gender and Leisure goes forward to offer a contemporary socio-cultural analysis of gender.

This book also demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of studying digital leisure cultures. To make sense of how individuals and institutions use digital spaces it is necessary to draw on history, science and technology, philosophy, cultural studies, sociology and geography, as well as sport and leisure studies.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Recreation Profession explores the construct of diversity within the context of managing and providing recreation and leisure-related services. Using multiple perspectives and comprehensive research, this book highlight the influence of markers of diversity on the issues and problems perceived and/or experienced by diverse groups; the nature and types of.

Abstract Leisure investigators in the last few years have criticized traditional (quantitative) approaches to leisure research. A growing number of researchers are increasingly advocating the use of qualitative research methods in leisure research. This paper begins by comparing qualitative and quantitative research strategies in terms of their respective paradigmatic assumptions.

The Future of Leisure Studies in Research Universities: Administrators’ Perspectives* In a recent article in Leisure Sciences, Karla Henderson discussed the state of leisure studies in higher education (Henderson, ).

She characterized leisure studies as being in a perpetual state of crisis, and she went to great lengths to examine the nature. Perspectives on Leisure: The Profession Dedicated to Quality Living This chapter sets the tone of the book. It discusses the importance of recreation and leisure from various perspectives.

It looks at the contributions recreation and leisure make to the economy, to. New Historical Perspectives is a book series for early career historians (within 10 years of their doctorate), commissioned and edited by the Royal Historical Society, and published as an imprint of the Institute of Historical Research by the University of London seeks to publish innovative and high-quality research in accessible online formats.

Gordon's research has focused primarily on Chinese, Chinese Canadian, and British Canadian people's leisure, with funding from the Alberta Gambling Research Institute and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, resulting in a number of conference abstracts, book chapters, and refereed articles.

Recreation and leisure is a nonstop industry with phenomenal growth, tremendous potential, and diverse career paths and options. Introduction to Recreation and Leisurepresents a new-millennium view of this evolving field that -presents historical, philosophical, and social aspects of the industry, which students can use to build their knowledge of the field; -offers fresh insights to the.

The present book, however, differs from the handbooks in that it is less of an attempt to systematize the literature of a broad area than to concentrate on a series of related problems, with the explicit aim of encouraging study and research on the issues thus revealed. Get this from a library.

Leisure studies: themes and perspectives. [Shaun Best] -- What is the place of leisure in societies where people complain of 'over-work'. How do personal freedom and choice relate to the inequalities of class, gender, disability, and ethnicity. This. Leisure, Women, and Gender is part of an ongoing examination that explores and elaborates issues of leisure for girls and women.

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The book is both an update of A Leisure of One's Own: A Feminist Perspective on Women's Leisure () and Both Gains and Gaps: Feminist Perspectives on Women’s Leisure () and a departure from these earlier works, in its process and structure. Annals of Leisure Research publishes refereed articles which promote the development of research and scholarship in leisure gh originating in Australasia, Annals is aimed at an international readership and seeks theoretical or applied articles which cover any topic within the broad area of leisure studies, including recreation, tourism, hospitality, the arts, outdoor recreation.

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Bengston David N. Bengston is a research social scientist with the Northern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota.

Research into the nature of leisure has attempted to identify the unique properties of leisure activities in opposition to paid-work activities. To this end, researchers have studied sets of lei-sure and paid-work activities performed in their usual contexts in order to distinguish between.

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Leisure within its domain can also be seen as a social institution composed of and centrally organized around a great range of roles and activities. It is a relative stable set of abstract relationships, patterns of behavior, roles, norms, and values .This book brings together original cutting edge work that deals with global environmental harm from a wide variety of geographical and critical perspectives.

The topics covered in the book are global, regional and local in nature, although in each case there are clear transnational or global dimensions.