Leisure for Canadians, 2nd Edition

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9781939476029: Leisure for Canadians, 2nd Edition

The second edition of LEISURE FOR CANADIANS builds on the work started in the first effort and introduces a new theme within the larger leisure literature, that of sport and events management. Seven new chapters focusing on various aspects of sport and event planning have been added, along with a chapter on the built environment and leisure behavior. As was the case in the first edition, this text is comprised of chapters written buy scholars from across Canada. All the contributors were asked to imagine they were talking with someone who asked, WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT YOUR TOPIC? The individual and collective goal was to bring the reader up to date on what is known on that topic. This text is appropriate for new students to leisure hoping to grasp key issues as well as more
advanced students seeking to explore leisure's complex role in our society. The contributors have worked hard to bring the most current thinking on a wide variety of topics. Together, they paint a picture of both the challenges and opportunities that leisure presents. CONTENTS -CH 1-Defining Leisure CH 2 - Introduction To Play CH 3 - Sport and Community CH 4 -Leisure's Many Roles CH 5 - Leveraging Sport Events to Achieve Economic Benefits CH 6 -Leisure Theory, Leisure Practice CH 7 - The Politics of Leisure CH 8 - Leisure Lifestyles CH 9- Leisure Constraints CH 10 - Stressful Living and Leisure Ch 11 - Leisure and the Changing Workplace CH 12 - Leisure Travel
CH 13 - Shopping as Leisure CH 14 - Consumer Behaviour in Sport CH 15 - Urban Recreation CH 16 - The Built Environment and Leisure Behaviour CH 17 - Leisure and Natural Settings
CH 18 - Exploring Leisure's Boundaries CH 19 - Sex, Sexuality, and Leisure CH 20 - Gender and Leisure CH 21 - Multicultural Perspectives CH 22 - Aboriginal Leisure in Canada CH 23 - Leisure in French Canada CH 24 - Leisure Across the Life Course CH 25 - Leisure and Disability CH 26 - Social, Poverty, and Leisure CH 27 - A History of Leisure Provision in Canada CH 28 - Private Sector Commercial Recreation Providers CH 29 - Models of Public Leisure Services Delivery CH 30 - Leisure Planning CH 31 - Mapping the Recreation and Leisure Landscape for Canadians with a Disability CH 32 - Community Development CH33 - Leisure Education CH 34 - Program Planning and Program Evaluation CH 35 - People-Centred Management CH 36 - Marketing Recreation and Leisure Services CH 37 - Offering More Than Programs CH 38 - Financing Leisure Services I Ch 39 - Financing Leisure Services II CH 40 - Volunteering in Canada CH 41 - Event Management

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