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Textbook for undergraduate courses in recreation that meet general education social science requirements; also a text for introductory courses for recreation majors or those considering the discipline as a major.
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This product was authored by Human Kinetics based on the contributions of: Robert J. Barcelona, PhD, is an assistant professor in the youth development leadership program and the department of parks, recreation, and tourism management at Clemson University. Barcelona received his doctorate from Indiana University after working professionally in the field of athletics and campus recreation. He has also worked with numerous recreation and sport organizations in both programming and research efforts and is a member of the board of directors for the Society of Park and Recreation Educators. His research on sport and recreation management has been published in refereed journals, trade magazines, and textbook chapters. Barcelona is also a coauthor of the textbook Leisure Services Management. Brent A. Beggs, PhD, is an associate professor and the program director for recreation and park administration at Illinois State University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurial recreation, facility design, the management of sport and recreation, research methods, and trends. Dr. Beggs coauthored the textbooks Recreation Facility Management and Mastering the Job Search Process in Recreation and Leisure Services and has published scholarly papers and presented research findings at international, national, and regional conferences. Before teaching at Illinois State, he served as a lecturer and internship coordinator for the department of recreation, park, and tourism studies at Indiana University and worked for recreation agencies in the states of Illinois and Missouri. He is an active member of NRPA, NASSM, and NIRSA and serves on multiple editorial boards. Dr. Beggs earned his BS and MS in recreation from Southern Illinois University and completed his PhD in leisure behavior at Indiana University. Jason Bocarro, PhD, is an associate professor at North Carolina State University in the department of parks, recreation and tourism management. He received his PhD from Texas A&M University. He was an assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire from 2001 to 2005. Bocarro has published book chapters and articles in several research journals. He has also conducted trainings and workshops at state and national conferences focusing on youth and adolescent issues and physical activity. Before working in academia, Dr. Bocarro was involved with the development and supervision of youth adventure and sport programs in a variety of places and settings, including London, England; Nova Scotia, Canada; Texas; and New Hampshire. Kelly S. Bricker, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Utah and chair of the International Ecotourism Society. She completed her PhD research at Pennsylvania State University where she specialized in outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism within the program of recreation, park, and tourism management. She has research and teaching interest in sustainable tourism development, natural resource management, and sense of place relative to ecotourism and sustainable tourism. She has conducted research on heritage tourism, social impacts of tourism, natural resource tourism environments, visitor management on public lands, sustainable tourism, and tourism certification programs. She has presentedd papers on issues in heritage tourism, sense of place, natural resource management, ecotourism, and sustainable tourism. Dr. Bricker has written about sense of place relative to whitewater recreationists and community tourism development, heritage tourism, incentive t
Part I: Dimensions of Leisure Chapter 1: The Importance of Leisure to Individuals and Society Descriptions and Definitions Why Are Leisure and Recreation Important? The Ubiquitous Leisure Industry The Value of Leisure Summary Learning Activities Review Questions Leisure Reading Glossary References Chapter 2: Leisure Through a Social Science Lens We Are All Social Scientists Social Science Perspectives Theories to Practice Social Science Benefits Summary Learning Activities Review Questions Leisure Reading Glossary References Part II: Leisure as Part of Your Lifestyle Chapter 3: Leisure and Quality of Life Defining Quality of Life Individual Health and Illness Prevention Leisure and Work Social Support Communities and Neighborhoods Summary Learning Activities Review Questions Leisure reading Glossary References Chapter 4: Leisure, Health, and Physical Activity Physical Activity Trends What Is Health? Parks and Recreation: Making a Difference Leisure and Life Stress Promoting Lifelong Recreation and Active Living Examining Factors That Influence Behavior Examples of Physical Activity Initiatives Summary Learning Activities Review Questions Leisure Reading Glossary References Chapter 5: Leisure and Well-Being Understanding Well-Being Stress and Well-Being: The Important Role of Coping Managing Stress to Enhance Well-Being Participating in Meaningful Leisure to Enhance Well-Being Determinants of Happiness Leisure Choices that Undermine Well-Being Approaches and Strategies to Enhance the Value of Leisure for Well-Being Savoring Leisure Authentic Leisure Leisure Gratifications Mindful Leisure Virtuous Leisure Summary Learning Activities Review Questions Leisure Reading Glossary References Part III: Dimensions of Leisure in Society Chapter 6: Leisure History and Heritage Understanding Leisure From a Historical Perspective Evolution or Creation? The Importance of Fire and Its Effect on the Division of Labor Meanwhile, Back at the Cave . . . Agricultural Alternatives The Rise of Civilization Leisure in the Land of the Pharaohs The Emergence of Greece Caput Mundi: The Glory of Rome The Medieval Period: Castles, Churches and the Peasant Culture The Renaissance: A Resurgence of Classical Values The Industrial Revolution The Origins and Development of Recreational Services in the United States The Heritage of the National Recreation and Park Association Leisure, Recreation, and Quality of Life Summary Learning Activities Review Questions Leisure Readings Glossary References Chapter 7: Contemporary Leisure Do You Fit the Description of Generation Y? Three Types of Constraints to Leisure Trends in Contemporary Leisure Service Learning and Volunteerism What Have You Learned About Your Leisure and Yourself?