World Leisure Participation

This book brings together the results of such surveys from thirteen different countries, namely: Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Spain and the USA.

World Leisure Participation

The social, cultural and economic significance of leisure is increasing around the world. Watching television, reading, socializing with friends and family, playing sport, attending entertainment, arts and sporting events, and visiting the coast, the countryside, historic sites, museums, galleries and exhibitions are important aspects of modern life, and providing for these activities is an increasingly significant feature of modern economies. In most developed countries nationwide surveys are conducted periodically to assess levels of participation in leisure activities. This book brings together the results of such surveys from thirteen different countries, namely: Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Spain and the USA. While the surveys vary enormously in scope, methodology, scale and timing, making it difficult to compare leisure patterns directly, they nevertheless indicate some marked similarities in leisure participation in industrial societies in the "global village". The book provides a unique reference source on patterns of leisure participation in the 13 countries, and also examines the methodological problems of conducting national leisure participation surveys, and their future prospects.

Global Leisure and the Struggle for a Better World

In the book World Leisure Participation: Free Time in the Global Village, Cushman et al. (1996) noted similar participation patterns in Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Poland, Spain and the United States, although survey ...

Global Leisure and the Struggle for a Better World

This edited collection highlights the diversity and reach of global leisure studies and global leisure theory. It explores the impact of globalization on leisure, and the sites of resistance and accommodation found in local, virtual and global leisure spaces. Unlike any other collection on leisure studies, Global Leisure and the Struggle for a Better World is truly representative of the diversity of the large and growing leisure scholarship across the globe. It demonstrates how researchers in leisure studies and sociology of leisure are applying complex theory to their work, and how a new theory of global leisure is emerging.

Leisure in Urban Africa

Leisure in Industrial Revolution , c . 1780-1880 . New York : St. Martin's Press . Cushman , G. , A. J. Veal , and J. Zuzanek , eds . 1996a . World Leisure Participation : Free Time in the Global Village . Oxon : CAB International .

Leisure in Urban Africa

Bringing together often unconnected modes of analysis, research and debate on leisure in African studies, an interdisciplinary team of scholars reflects on the complex conceptions, creation and consumption of leisure in African cities from the nineteenth century to the present, drawing intriguing comparisons with leisure studies in Western Europe and North America. Covering leisure activities from football to music and dance to films and television in cities from Cairo to Cape Town, this book opens a new chapter in African cultural studies.

Leisure Education Community Development and Populations with Special Needs

participation in leisure activity which may be tainted with guilt , since leisure is not earned as a reward from ... Lobo ( World Leisure , 1998b ) suggests that young people are targeted as consumers of leisure not only through goods ...

Leisure Education  Community Development  and Populations with Special Needs

The results are presented of a Commission of the World Leisure and Recreation Association (WLRA) to examine the role of leisure and education for leisure activities among people with special needs living in the community, requiring social or health services outside hospital. A conceptual and practical framework for understanding the process of leisure education is provided and its role for community development and populations with special needs discussed. A total of 17 chapters serve as a foundation for developing models and programmes for leisure education within community settings and will be of interest to those working and researching in the area of education, leisure studies and community development.

Encyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation

Plotting trends over time is less common, because of the tendency for government agencies – which are responsible for most leisure participation surveys in much of the world – to change the design of surveys, thus making comparisons ...

Encyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation

This is a key reference guide for the exploration of leisure and outdoor recreation. It reflects the multidisciplinary nature of these fields and contextualizes the leading research and knowledge on key concepts, theories and practices. Edited by leading authorities in the field, this volume includes a comprehensive index, and up-to-date suggestions for further reading. It is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent study, and a solid starting point for wider subject exploration.

Leisure Activities in Context

A Micro-Macro/Agency-Structure Interpretation of Leisure Robert A. Stebbins ... “An analysis of adult play groups: Social versus serious participation in contract bridge.” Leisure Sciences, 14 ... World Leisure Journal, 45(1), 45–52.

Leisure Activities in Context

There have been many analyses of leisure, drawing on the social, historical, cultural, temporal, and geographical contexts in which acts of leisure are pursued. Yet these studies lack a theoretical framework that can explain how leisure studies interact in various social contexts (cultural, temporal, or geographical), or as Robert A. Stebbins conceptualizes it, at levels of society. Here Stebbins explores leisure studies at society's micro, meso, and macro levels. He considers all three as they manifest themselves in the everyday pursuit of leisure, while focusing on the heretofore neglected middle, which he calls the meso side of life. Stebbins not only draws these perspectives together, but does something no one else has: he focuses on the big picture of leisure. Leisure Activities in Context examines the entire micro-macro/agency-structure dimension, using theory and research from leisure studies and the sociology of leisure as the vehicles to accomplish this. This book will be a useful theoretical sourcebook on the study of leisure because it provides a blueprint of issues that scholars and students can use to draw deeper meaning from their own studies, and a framework for future research.

Serious Leisure

World Leisure and Recreation (special issue on volunteerism and the leisure perspective), 39(3), 3-33. Stebbins, R.A. (1997d). Exploratory research as an ... The organizational basis of leisure participation: A motivational exploration.

Serious Leisure

Serious Leisure offers a comprehensive view and analysis of the current state of the sociology of leisure. Defining and differentiating the way people use their free time, Stebbins divides such activity into categories of serious, casual, and project-based leisure that he further separates into a variety of types and subtypes. Together they comprise what he calls "serious leisure." In this perspective, serious leisure constitutes systematic pursuit of an amateur, hobbyist, or volunteer activity sufficiently substantial and interesting in nature and requiring special skills, knowledge, and experience. Casual leisure, though immediately, intrinsically rewarding, is by contrast a relatively short-lived pleasurable activity, requiring little or no special training to enjoy it. Project-based leisure is a short-term, reasonably complicated, occasional creative undertaking carried out in free time. Stebbins sets out the basic concepts and propositions that make up the three forms, focusing on their essential elements. He takes stock of the serious leisure literature as well as that for casual and project-based leisure. Stebbins sees "serious leisure" realized by way of a set of foundational concepts--organization, community, history, lifestyle, and culture--and several of their component areas. He reviews the history and background of the concept of serious leisure and then adds historical commentary on, first, casual leisure and, then, project-based leisure. Finally, he examines the future and the importance of the serious leisure perspective in a globalizing world, and some of its critical links with other fields of knowledge and practice, notably the nonprofit sector and preventive medicine. Together with its original insights, Serious Leisure offers a single, handy, coherent, comprehensive resource. It will be of interest to sociologists, labor studies specialists, and economists.

A Handbook of Leisure Studies

Sivan, A. (2002) 'Leisure Participation of Hong Kong Elderly: Policy and Practice', World Leisure 1: 11–18. Stodolska, M. (1998) 'Assimilation and Leisure Constraints: Dynamics of Constraints on Leisure in Immigrant Population', ...

A Handbook of Leisure Studies

A unique, international resource for Leisure Studies: in one volume the history, organization and central debates in the field of Leisure Studies are defined, providing a one-stop-shop for students and an agenda for future debate and research academics.

Race Ethnicity and Leisure

... Cushman coedited two-volume monographs on international leisure participation research, one titled Free Time and ... He belongs to the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies and the World Leisure Organization.

Race  Ethnicity  and Leisure

Race, Ethnicity, and Leisure: Perspectives on Research, Theory, and Practice provides an overview of the current theories and practices related to minority leisure and reviews numerous issues related to these diverse groups’ leisure, including needs and motivations, constraints, and discrimination. World-renowned researchers synthesize research on race and ethnicity, explain how demographics will affect leisure behavior in the 21st century, and explain the leisure behavior of minorities.

Work and Leisure

Cushman , G. , Veal , A. J. and Zuzanek , J. ( eds ) ( 1996 ) World Leisure Participation : Free Time in the Global Village . Wallingford , UK : CAB International . Dubin , R. ( 1956 ) Industrial workers ' worlds : a study of the ...

Work and Leisure

This book brings together specially commissioned chapters from international experts in a wide range of disciplines concerned with work, leisure and well-being to discuss key, topical issues.

The Serious Leisure Perspective

Liu, H. (2014). Personality, leisure satisfaction, and subjective well-being of serious leisure participants. Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal, 42(7), 1117–1125. MacCosham, B., & Gravelle, F. (2016).

The Serious Leisure Perspective

The Serious Leisure Perspective (SLP) is a theoretic framework developed by Robert A. Stebbins in 1973, that brings together three main forms of leisure known as serious leisure, casual leisure, and project-based leisure. The SLP has evolved considerably since 1973, and this textbook provides a synthesis of the many concepts and propositions, as well as the data supporting them. In this overview, Stebbins organizes the entire framework along conceptual lines, with careful attention to level of empirical support and validation of each concept, presenting an up-to-date version of the SLP that allows interested students and researchers of social psychology, sociology, and leisure studies, to pinpoint exact elements of the theory, the empirical base and its application.

Outdoor Recreation Management

Craig-Smith, S. and Fagence, M. (eds) (1995) Recreation and Tourism as a Catalyst for Urban Waterfront Redevelopment ... Cushman, G., Veal, A.J. and Zuzanek, J. (eds) (1996b) World Leisure Participation: Free Time in the Global Village, ...

Outdoor Recreation Management

It is now widely recognized that recreation is as important as work. This revealing book analyzes leisure and outdoor recreation in terms of both their management and their wider importance to society. Specifically, it: clarifies the link between leisure, recreation, tourism and resource management reviews contemporary outdoor recreation management and concepts critically examines approaches to outdoor recreation planning and management in diverse recreational settings considers the future of outdoor recreation and the potential influences of economic, social, political and technological developments. Wide-ranging and topical, it considers such issues as motivation and choice, provision for people with special needs, the impact of outdoor recreation on the environment, and outdoor recreation in both urban and rural contexts. This comprehensively revised second edition has many sections rewritten and expanded to reflect contemporary development in leisure and outdoor recreation management in countries such as Australia, Canada, the UK, the US and New Zealand. With an extensive bibliography of more than 500 references and including further reading sections and review questions, it is an essential student purchase and one of the most comprehensive and international accounts of outdoor recreation management available.

The Geography of Tourism and Recreation

Crouch , D. ( 2000 ) ' Places around us : Embodied lay geographies in leisure and tourism ' , Leisure Studies , 19 ( 2 ) ... Cushman , G. , Veal , A. and Zuzanek , J. ( eds ) ( 1996a ) World Leisure Participation : Free Time in the Global ...

The Geography of Tourism and Recreation

This text, now in its fully-updated third edition, continues to offer a comprehensive synthesis of the key issues associated with tourism, leisure and recreation.

Leisure Activities in the Outdoors

World Leisure Journal 49(2), ... Henderson, K.A. and Ainsworth, B.E. (2000) Enablers and constraints to walking for older African American and American Indian women: the cultural activity participation study.

Leisure Activities in the Outdoors

The benefits of being outdoors in a leisure context are widely acknowledged across a range of disciplinary perspectives (including tourism, therapeutics, education and recreation). These benefits include the development of: health and wellbeing; social skills; leadership and facilitation skills; personal, emotional and reflective abilities; confidence and identity creation. Drawing on a variety of perspectives, geographies and approaches, this book explores the opportunities that leisure in the outdoors provides for learning, developing and challenging. The authors in this collection challenge dominant discourses of outdoor leisure through their selection of outdoor activities, theoretical approaches and modes of representation. All offer fresh insights and thinking into how leisure in the outdoors can be understood. The book covers a range of outdoor conceptualisations that challenge the reader to think deeply and broadly about the common threads which bind the broad field of outdoor leisure together. The experiences explored in this book range from suburban outdoors to wild places, surfing to mindful reflection, and trail walking to Nordic skiing, and encompass a broad spectrum of people.

Outdoor Recreation Management

Cullington, J.M. (1981) 'The public use of private land for recreation', unpublished Master of Arts thesis, Department of ... ——(1996b) (eds) World Leisure Participation: Free Time in the Global Village, Wallingford: CAB International.

Outdoor Recreation Management

Analysing leisure and outdoor recreation in terms of both their management and their wider importance to society, this volume considers the future of outdoor recreation and potential social, economic, political and technological developments.

Serious Leisure

Work, leisure, and psychological well-being in a sample of young adults. ... World Leisure Journal, 45(2), 33-37. ... In G. Cushman, A.J. Veal, and J. Zuzanek (Eds.), Free time and leisure participation: International perspectives (pp.

Serious Leisure

Serious Leisure offers a comprehensive view and analysis of the current state of the sociology of leisure. Defining and differentiating the way people use their free time, Robert A. Stebbins divides such activity into categories of serious (skilled), casual (unskilled), and project-based (short-term) leisure that he further separates into a variety of types and subtypes. Together they comprise what he calls the serious leisure perspective. Stebbins sets out the basic concepts that make up the three leisure forms, focusing on their essential elements.Stebbins sees serious leisure realized by way of a set of foundational concepts—organization, community, history, lifestyle, and culture. He reviews the history and background of the concept of serious leisure and follows up with historical commentary. Finally, he examines the future and the importance of the serious leisure perspective in a globalizing world, and some of its critical links with other fields of knowledge and practice, notably the nonprofit sector and preventive medicine.Serious Leisure is a coherent and comprehensive resource setting out the main parameters of what is now widely recognized as an interdisciplinary research area. It will be of interest to sociologists, labor studies specialists, and economists.

Between Work and Leisure

The Organizational Basis of Leisure Participation: A Motivational Exploration. State College, PA: Venture Publishing. ... In G. Cushman, A.J. Veal, & J. Zuzanek (Eds.), World leisure participation: Free time in the global village (pp.

Between Work and Leisure

Between Work and Leisure aims to debunk the prevailing myth that work and leisure are separate and mutually antagonistic spheres of life. Stebbins shows that a close relationship between leisure and work is positive, offering people the possibility of finding joy in work just as they do in leisure. Occupational devotion, as Stebbins defines it, is a strong and positive attachment to a form of self-enhancing work, where the sense of achievement is high and the core activity, or set of tasks, is endowed with such intense appeal that the line between work and leisure is virtually erased. This volume examines conditions that attract people to their work in this profound way, and the many exceptional values and intrinsic rewards they realize there. Stebbins frames occupational devotion in four broad social contexts—history, religion, work, and leisure—and then considers the further subdivisions of gender, social class, and social character. The heart of the book uses research findings on leisure to develop a powerful critique of those who describe deeply felt commitment to work as "workaholic" behavior. He also examines what happens when money becomes a dominant factor in work and the social implications of the compatibility of work and serious leisure using exploratory research to identify their shared motivational factors.

The Geography of Tourism and Recreation

Curry, N. (2000) 'Community participation in outdoor recreation and the development of Millennium Greens in England', Leisure Studies, 19(1): 17-35. Cushman, G., Veal, A. and Zuzanek, J. (eds) (1996a) World Leisure Participation: Free ...

The Geography of Tourism and Recreation

The Geography of Tourism and Recreation presents the first comprehensive introduction to tourism, leisure and recreation and the relationships between them. This accessible text includes a wealth of international case studies spanning Europe, North America, Australasia and China. Each chapter highlights the methods used by geographers to analyse recreation and tourism. It also introduces new perspectives from gender studies and postmodernism and examines key issues including * the demand and supply of recreation and tourism * the role of public policy, planning and management * the impact of tourism and recreation on urban, rural, mountain and coastal environments * tourism and recreation in wilderness areas and other peripheral regions. The use of student text features makes it ideal for course use.

Torkildsen s Sport and Leisure Management

Useful. Websites. h ps://inequality.org/ www.lse.ac.uk/International-Inequalities www.ons.gov.uk/ h ps://wid.world/ ... In G. Cushman, A. J. Veal, & J. Zuzanek (Eds.), Free Time and Leisure Participation: International Perspectives.

Torkildsen s Sport and Leisure Management

For nearly 40 years Torkildsen’s Sport and Leisure Management has been the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to sport and leisure management available to students at all levels. Now in its seventh edition, it is still the only textbook that covers all the key topics taught within contemporary sport and leisure management courses. This new edition includes expanded coverage of the practical managerial skills that students must develop if aiming for a career in the sport and leisure industry, from planning and managing people to marketing, entrepreneurship, and the law. It includes four completely new chapters on the global sport and leisure economy, historical development, cross-sector collaboration, and management consultancy, reflecting important developments in contemporary sport and leisure. This edition retains the hallmark strengths of previous editions, including in-depth discussion of the social and cultural context of sport and leisure; full analysis of the public, private, and voluntary sectors; and a review of key products and services. Richly illustrated throughout with up-to-date evidence, data, case-studies, and international examples, each chapter also contains a range of useful pedagogical features, such as discussion questions, practical tasks, and structured guides to further reading and resources. This is an important resource for students working in fields such as sport management, sport business, sport development, leisure management, and events management. Dedicated online resources offer additional teaching and learning material for students and lecturers.

The Serious Leisure Perspective

Problems in researching leisure and women: Global considerations. World LeisureJournal, 43(4), 3–10. Jung, B. (2005). Poland. In G. Cushman, A.J. Veal and J. Zuzanek (eds), Free Time and Leisure Participation: International Perspectives ...

The Serious Leisure Perspective

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 Leisure Studies curriculum and an invaluable tool for exploring the significance of leisure in contemporary society. 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 leisure pursuits. The book introduces the history of the SLP and its position alongside other social theories that attempt to explain the nature and function of leisure. It explores important themes such as consumption, gender relations, social capital and quality of life, and delves deeply into the leisure of amateurs, hobbyists, career volunteers and occupational devotees. Every chapter includes a range of useful pedagogical features, such as review questions and group exercises, to help the student to grasp the importance of understanding leisure as a way of understanding contemporary social life and society. Combining cutting-edge theory and method with an engaging and practical interface, this is an essential text for all Leisure Studies courses and illuminating reading for any student working in Tourism, Events, Sport, Recreation, Sociology or Cultural Studies.