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Kelly's Leisure, 3/e, offers a unique approach to the study of Leisure and Recreation by including historical and philosophical backgrounds relevant to the subject matter. An ``issues-orientation'' with psychological, sociological, economic, geographical, and anthropological material stimulates thought and discussion. Current research and statistics on various forms of leisure are combined with qualitative and case-study material to explore the meanings and orientations of leisure.Other unique content includes chapters on specific kinds of leisure such as sport, education, travel, commercial provisions, popular culture, mass media, the arts, outdoor recreation, tourism, and public recreation. Issues surrounding the relationship of leisure to work, the life course, freedom, and leisure in the future are given special attention. And keeping up with the emerging issues in the field, new chapters have been added on Leisure in a Diverse Society and Politics and Leisure. No other text has the breadth of coverage and presentation of issues that Kelly's Leisure, 3/e, contains.show more

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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 177.8 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 771.1g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131105612
  • 9780131105614

Table of contents

I. CONTEMPORARY LEISURE: PEOPLE AND RESOURCES. 1. The World of Leisure. The Variety of Leisure.The Scope of Leisure.The Importance of Leisure.Why Study Leisure?A Preview of Coming Attractions.2. Leisure, Recreation, and Play. What is Leisure?What is Recreation?What is Play?Summary of Issues.3. Sources of Leisure Style. Stylistic Variety in Leisure.Three Models of Leisure Styles.Leisure in the Midst of Life.A Pluralistic Approach to Leisure.The Role-Identity Model.The Centrality of Leisure.4. Leisure and the Life Course. The Family Life Cycle.Leisure Roles and Identities.The Preparation Periods.The Establishment Periods.Reintegration and the Later Years.Summary of Issues.5. Leisure in a Diverse Society. The Ethnicity of Leisure.Elements of Diversity.Explaining Diversity.6. Politics and Policy. How is Leisure Political.Politics and Leisure in the Future.Does the United States have a Leisure Policy?7. Work and Time. Work and Employment.The Alleged Centrality of Work.The Myth of the Declining Workweek.Does Work Determine Leisure?Dualism, Holism, or Pluralism?Time, Income, and Leisure Values.Summary of Issues.II. LEISURE: PAST AND FUTURE. 8. The Ancient Heritage. Leisure in Simple Cultures.Preindustrial Societies.Greek Civilization.Rome: The Politics of Leisure.The Sacred and the Secular.9. Leisure Ideals and Work Ethics. Leisure and the Reformation.The Renaissance and Humanistic Freedom.English Conflict: Reform and Restoration.The Colonies and A New Nation.The Southern Colonies and the Leisure Class.Asceticism versus Expression.Summary of Issues.10. Industrial America and the City. The New Industrial City.Industrialization, Time, and Space.The Recreation Response to the New City.Leisure in the New City.Urbanization and Leisure: A Summary.11. From Community to Consumption. Divisions and Contrasts.Westward Expansion and Preindustrial America.Small Towns in Transition.Wars and the Great Depression.Transforming Technologies and the Commercialization of Leisure.The Consumer Society.12. Leisure and the Future. The Nature of Social Change.Institutional Factors in Leisure Change.Continuities and Changes.III. FORMS OF LEISURE AND RECREATION. 13. Sport and Exercise. Aggregate Participation in Sport.Sport and Television.Sport and Leisure.Personal Meanings of Sport.Sport Socialization.Exercise and Health.Summary of Issues.14. Outdoor Recreation. Federal Recreation Programs.State Recreation Provisions.Recreation Environment Conflicts.Leisure and Natural Environments.Summary of Issues.15. Leisure and the Arts. The Scope of the Arts as Leisure.The Fine Arts as Leisure.Freedom and Form.Summary of Issues.16. Popular Culture and Mass Media. The Scope of Popular Culture.Popular Culture and Group Identity.Television: The Omnipresent Entertainer.Popular Culture as Leisure.Summary of Issues.17. Travel and Tourism. The Costs of Leisure Travel.Who are the Travelers?Why Choose Travel?Critical Issues.Styles of travel.Problems of Leisure Travel.Summary of Issues.IV. LEISURE CONTEXTS AND RESOURCES. 18. Public Recreation: An Introduction. Why Have Public Recreation?The Scope of Public Recreation.An Overview of Public Recreation Programs.Community Recreation: County and Local Provisions.The Recreation Profession.Current Issues in Public Recreation.Summary of Issues.19. Leisure and Education. Education and Leisure Socialization.The Importance of Education for Leisure.Leisure and Education: Current Issues.Summary of Issues.20. Recreation Business: The Market Sector. The Scope of Recreation Business.Type of Leisure Providers.Expenditures on Commercial Recreation.Leisure as Business: Business and Public Policy.Summary of Issues.21. Leisure Specialization and Subcultures. The Ethnicity of Leisure.Social Identification.Personal Identity in Leisure Subcultures.The New Leisure.Diversity in Leisure.22. Sexuality and Leisure. Sex and Identity.Sex Roles and Leisure.Adolescents: Seeking Personal and Social Identity.Sex as Work.Sex as Leisure.Social Change and Sexuality.Summary of Issues.23. Leisure for Everyone. Opportunity and Therapy.Therapeutic Recreation.Aims in Special Recreation.Who are the Vulnerable?Special Recreation: Two Lines of Approach.Special Recreation Settings and Institutions.Summary of Issues.24. Theories of Leisure: Freedom and Meaning. Leisure as Immediate Experience.Leisure as Existential Action.Developmental Theory.Social Identity Theory.Interaction Theory.Institutional Theory.Conflict Theory.show more

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