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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 38 new and published books in the subject of Leisure Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Leisure and Power in Urban China

    Everyday life in a Chinese city

    By Unn Målfrid Rolandsen

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Leisure and Power in Urban China is the first comprehensive study of leisure activities in a medium size Chinese city. Hitherto, studies of Chinese leisure have focused on holidays, festivals and tourism. This, however, is a study of the kinds of leisure that take place on regular workdays in a...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Contemporary Perspectives in Leisure

    Meanings, Motives and Lifelong Learning

    Edited by Sam Elkington, Sean Gammon

    We are entering a new era of leisure. Quality rather than quantity is now the focus of researchers, policymakers and managers. Technological change, an ageing population and a harsh economic climate are changing the values and practices of leisure, as well as the relationship between leisure,...

    Published November 28th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Qualitative Research in Gambling

    Exploring the production and consumption of risk

    Edited by Rebecca Cassidy, Andrea Pisac, Claire Loussouarn

    Gambling is both a multi-billion-dollar international industry and a ubiquitous social and cultural phenomenon. It is also undergoing significant change, with new products and technologies, regulatory models, changing public attitudes and the sheer scale of the gambling enterprise necessitating&...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Event Portfolio Planning and Management

    A Holistic Approach

    By Vassilios Ziakas

    Series: Routledge Advances in Event Research Series

    Cities and regions around the world increasingly capitalize on a series of events aimed at optimizing their reach and outcomes. How then can a series of different events be developed and harnessed? What are the conditions and the means by which synergies and collaboration among different events and...

    Published October 16th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Event Management

    Edited by Chris Rojek

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by a leading scholar in the field, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Perspectives on Business and Management series is a four-volume collection of canonical and cutting-edge research in Event Management. The origins of the serious study of Event Management are comparatively recent,...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Leisure and the Politics of the Environment

    Edited by Louise Mansfield, Belinda Wheaton

    Within leisure studies there is a growing awareness and intensifying conscience about the potential environmental threat posed by the continued and unmanaged economic growth and development of sport, tourism and leisure. This collection brings together explicit discussions from a range of fields...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Capitalism and Leisure Theory (Routledge Revivals)

    By Chris Rojek

    First published in 1985, this title explores theories of leisure in a capitalist society. Basing his argument on a refutation of the conventional association of leisure with freedom and free time, Chris Rojek examines the four main structural characteristics of modern leisure practice:...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Sport, Fun and Enjoyment

    An Embodied Approach

    By Ian Wellard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Sport, Fun and Enjoyment explores the pleasurable aspects of sport within the context of everyday recreational and competitive physical activities. While much recent work has focused on the relationships between physical activity, health and wellbeing, much less attention has been paid to pleasure...

    Published September 15th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Contested Spatialities, Lifestyle Migration and Residential Tourism

    Edited by Michael Janoschka, Heiko Haas

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    Lifestyle Migration and Residential Tourism represent a major trend in individualized societies worldwide, which is attracting a rapidly growing interest from the academic community. This volume for the first time, critically analyses the spatial, social and political consequences of such...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Leisure Education: A Cross-National View

    Edited by Atara Sivan, Robert A. Stebbins

    Leisure education plays a central role in both the field of leisure studies and the pursuit of leisure itself. Everywhere in the modern world the most effective use of free time for individuals comes with knowing about the many leisure activities available to them and the rewards and costs that...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge