Leisure:An Introduction

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Stephen Page / Joanne Connell  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
560
Pub.-date
March 2010
ISBN13
9780273726494
ISBN
0273726498
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Description

Leisure: An Introduction provides a broad and lively understanding of the meaning, significance and scope of leisure in modern day society. The book achieves this by exploring key concepts and theories, along with examples and case studies, to illustrate the complexity of leisure. The authors offer a global and interdisciplinary perspective on the main issues associated with the study of leisure and highlight the evolution and development of many of the key debates in the field of leisure studies. 

Features

  • Accessible writing style helps students to engage with the key debates and concepts associated with the study of leisure whilst avoiding theoretical jargon
  • Covers pertinent issues such as gaming, youth culture, and children and leisure along with cutting edge themes such as leisure and the cultural industries.
  • Diagrams and tables add value to the explanation of concepts and ideas and help to simplify the nature of the issues surrounding the concepts
  • Case studies in every chapter illustrate historical and contemporary themes
  • Additional case studies are provided on the Companion Website
  • Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Introduction to Leisure
    Chapter 2: The Historical Analysis of Leisure
    Chapter 3: Leisure - The Social Context
    Chapter 4 : Demand for Leisure, Leisure Participation and Leisure Behaviour
    Chapter 5: Supply for Leisure: Leisure Places, Spaces and Environments
    Chapter 6: The Public, Private and Voluntary Sectors in Leisure Provision
    Chapter 7: Planning, Managing and Marketing Leisure
    Chapter 8: Urban Leisure
    Chapter 9: Leisure and the experience economy: The cultural industries and entertainment
    Chapter 10: Coastal Leisure
    Chapter 11: Rural Leisure
    Chapter 12: The Future of Leisure

    Back Cover

    Leisure: An Introduction provides a broad and lively understanding of the meaning, significance and scope of leisure in modern day society. The book achieves this by exploring key concepts and theories, along with examples and case studies, to illustrate the complexity of leisure. The authors offer a global and interdisciplinary perspective on the main issues associated with the study of leisure and highlight the evolution and development of many of the key debates in the field of leisure studies. 

    Throughout the book, case studies are incorporated to introduce a number of contemporary themes in the use of leisure time. The book provides a broad overview of the processes and factors which affect the development of leisure experiences in different environments, including unique perspectives such as leisure in developing countries. In addition, the book covers the measures necessary to facilitate, manage and control leisure activities as well as presenting the significance of leisure as a phenomenon which impacts upon people’s everyday lives and the environment.

    Key features

    • Accessible writing style helps students to engage with the key debates and concepts associated with the study of leisure whilst avoiding theoretical jargon
    • Covers pertinent issues such as gaming, youth culture, and children and leisure along with cutting edge themes such as leisure and the cultural industries.
    • Diagrams and tables add value to the explanation of concepts and ideas and help to simplify the nature of the issues surrounding the concepts
    • Case studies in every chapter illustrate historical and contemporary themes
    • Additional case studies are provided on the Companion Website

    Leisure: An Introduction is a core introductory textbook for HND and first year undergraduate courses in leisure studies and management.

    About the authors

    Stephen Page is Scottish Enterprise Professor of Tourism Management at the University of Stirling and Dr Joanne Connell is Senior Lecturer in Tourism at the University of Stirling.  Both have taught Leisure in Higher Education establishments for over 15 years.


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