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Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services

Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-1892132239

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ISBN13: 978-1892132239
ISBN10: 1892132230
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Edition: 8TH 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Venture Pub., Inc.
Published: 2001
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Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services - 8TH 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-1892132239

Sessoms, Henderson, Bialeschki, Hemingway, Hodges and Kivel

ISBN13: 978-1892132239
ISBN10: 1892132230
Cover type:
Edition: 8TH 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Venture Pub., Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services (8th edition) focuses on the growing and changing meanings of recreation and leisure services in communities. This book addresses all sectors of this field, including public, not-for-profit, and private commercial entities. Underlying any recreation service is the mandate to address the meanings of leisure and to examine inclusion and social justice as vital components of the quality of life.

This book is divided into four sections. The first section focuses on leisure and its value. It explores the meanings of leisure and how our understandings have evolved. The second section concentrates on historical and comparative roots of recreation and leisure. Without an understanding of how leisure involvement and recreation services have evolved, we cannot explore what the future might hold. The third section examines the broad range of recreation services, including government, not-for-profit organizations, and market-driven commercial recreation and the impact they have on society. The final section addresses trends and issues. The opportunities for involvement in recreation and leisure, whether as a participant or in a career, create challenges. The ability to confront issues with facts and information and to think critically will be important if recreation and leisure services are to further human development, social change, and environmental justice.

As we begin the twenty-first century, the authors identify the endless opportunities for leisure to serve as a vehicle for social transformation.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures; Preface

Unit One: Leisure and Society

1.1 Changes in Society
1.2 Descriptions and Definitions of Recreation and Leisure
1.3 Leisure and Work
1.4 Freedom and Leisure
1.5 People and Play
1.6 Approaches to Leisure
1.7 Identities and Leisure
1.8 Social Values of Recreation and Leisure
1.9 Economic Values of Recreation and Leisure
1.10 The Problem with Leisure
1.11 Leisure and Social Justice


Unit Two: Historical Backgrounds

2.1 Early Histories of Leisure
2.2 The Roman Empire and Medieval Europe
2.3 Renaissance and Reformation
2.4 Industrialization
2.5 Leisure in the United States in the 19th and 20th Centuries
2.6 Roots of Recreation and Leisure Services
2.7 The Professionalization of Recreation and Leisure Services
2.8 Religions and Leisure


Unit Three: Professional Opportunities

3.1 Career Opportunities in Recreation and Leisure Services
3.2 Public Recreation and Government Involvement
3.3 Recreation in the Federal and State Governments
3.4 Local Government Involvement in Recreation
3.5 Not-for-profit Recreation and Leisure Services
3.6 Youth Services and Leisure
3.7 Leisure Services for Marginalized Groups
3.8 Therapeutic Recreation Services
3.9 Commercial Recreation
3.10 Sustainable Tourism
3.11 Recreation Leadership

Unit Four: Trends and Issues in Recreation and Leisure Services

4.1 Planning in the 21st Century
4.2 Time for Work and Leisure
4.3 The Meanings of Work
4.4 An Aging Society
4.5 A Segregated Society
4.6 Education for Leisure
4.7 Wellness and Healthcare
4.8 Technology and Leisure
4.9 Environmental and Human Interfaces
4.10 Leisure around the World
4.11 Leisure and Social Capital
4.12 Inclusion
4.13 Partnerships
4.14 The Future and the Profession

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