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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 41 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. The Serious Leisure Perspective

    An Introduction

    By Sam Elkington, Robert A. Stebbins

    The "Serious Leisure Perspective" (SLP) is a theoretical framework that can help us understand the complexities of modern leisure as both an activity and an experience. Bringing together the study of serious leisure, casual leisure and project-based leisure, it is an essential component of the...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sport and Leisure

    Edited by Thomas Fletcher, Katherine Dashper

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Despite the mythology of sport bringing people together and encouraging everyone to work collectively to success, modern sport remains a site of exclusionary practices that operate on a number of levels. Although sports participation is, in some cases at least, becoming more open and meritocratic,...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Consumption and Representation of Lifestyle Sports

    Edited by Belinda Wheaton

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Since their emergence in the 1960s, lifestyle sports (also referred to as action sport, extreme sports, adventure sports) have experienced unprecedented growth both in terms of participation and in their increased visibility across public and private space. book seeks to explore the changing...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Geography of Tourism and Recreation

    Environment, Place and Space, 4th Edition

    By Michael C. Hall, Stephen J. Page, C. Michael Hall

    This fourth edition of The Geography of Tourism and Recreation provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the interrelationship between tourism, leisure and recreation from geographical and social science perspectives. It still remains the only book to systematically compare and...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sport Management Cultures

    Edited by Vassil Girginov

    This is the first book to address the link between culture and sport management. The aim is to demonstrate that culture profoundly affects how we research, teach and practice sport management. The book engages with the concept of culture both as an abstract analytical category and specific beliefs...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 29th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 November 1st 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 17th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 4th 2013 by Routledge