Australian Leisure (4e) : 9781442541474

Australian Leisure (4e)

 
Edition
 
4
ISBN
 
9781442541474
ISBN 10
 
1442541474
Published
 
16/10/2012
Published by
 
Pearson Australia
Pages
 
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book
$127.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For first year students in tertiary leisure studies programs, both Leisure Studies and Social Science.

Australian Leisure provides an introduction to and analysis of a broadly defined concept of leisure. It integrates Australian and international knowledge so that the book is an Australian interpretation, based largely on local sources, but which engages with relevant international research and theory. This edition has been extensively reviewed and updated and includes new chapters on social networks, global cultures and events.

Leisure is not just sport, or the arts, or outdoor recreation, it is all these things and more, including tourism, gambling, hobbies, television watching, entertainment, play and doing nothing in particular.

The purpose of the text is to illuminate leisure and its place in past, present and future Australian society. The text is designed to lead students into the subject and provide pointers to more detailed study, through discussion questions and guides to further reading.

Table of contents
  • PART I INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY
  • 1. This thing called leisure
  • 2. Historical perspectives
  • PART II STUDYING LEISURE
  • 3. Studying leisure
  • 4. Contemporary patterns of Australian leisure
  • 5. Providers in the mixed economy of leisure
  • PART III LEISURE SECTORS AND FORMS
  • 6. At home at leisure
  • 7. Social media and leisure
  • 8.  Arts and culture
  • 9. Sport
  • 10.  Outdoor recreation
  • 11. Tourism
  • 12. Special events
  • 13. Leisure and health
  • 14. ‘Deviant’ leisure
  • PART IV LEISURE AND DIVERSITY
  • 15. Human rights, disability and leisure
  • 16. Leisure and Aboriginal culture from Federation
  • 17. Global cultures and ethnicity
  • 18. Gender and sexuality
  • 19. Leisure, youth and ageing
  • PART V LEISURE AND THE FUTURE
  • 20. Working in leisure
  • 21. Leisure and the future
  • Index
New to this edition

The 4th edition of Australian Leisure has been extensively reviewed and updated and includes new chapters on social networks, global cultures and events.

The text provides students with a comprehensive overview of the field of leisure studies. Supporting material includes an image bank for each chapter and can be found on the Pearson catalogue page www.pearson.com.au/9781442541474.

NEW – Chapter 7 Social media and leisure
NEW – Chapter 12 Special events
NEW – Chapter 17 Global cultures and ethnicity
NEW – Supporting material includes an image bank for each chapter and can be found on the Pearson catalogue page, www.pearson.com.au/9781442541474.

Additional changes from 3rd to 4th edition
The book has been divide into five parts:
I     Introduction and history
II    Studying leisure
III  Leisure sectors and forms
IV  Leisure and diversity
V   The future

Content rearranged in some chapters, notably:

  • combining two historical chapters (Chs 2 & 3 in E3) into one (Chapter 2);
  • incorporating the chapter on politics (Ch. 7 in E3) into Chapter 3;
  • dividing the chapter on specific population groups (Ch. 17 in E3) into two, one dealing with human rights and disability (Chapter 15) and one with youth and ageing (Chapter 19).
Features & benefits
  • Inclusion of Indigenous culture and leisure
  • Figures & Tables provide visual and statistical cues to enhance the learning process
  • Case studies provide a range of real world research into leisure
  • Summaries
  • Discussion questions as a basis for discussion in tutorials.
  • Exercises help students to understand the key concepts of the leisure industry
  • Further reading and suggested websites
  • Accessible, readable style
Author biography

A.J. Veal is Adjunct Professor in leisure studies, Business School, University of Technology, Sydney.

Simon Darcy is Associate Professor in events, sport and tourism, Business School, University of Technology, Sydney.

Rob Lynch is Emeritus Professor and former Dean of Business, University of Technology, Sydney.

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