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New Directions in the Theory and Research of Serious Leisure (Mellen Studies in Sociology)

Stebbins, Robert A.

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ISBN 10: 0773476016 / ISBN 13: 9780773476011
Published by Edwin Mellen Pr, 2001
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Title: New Directions in the Theory and Research of...

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr

Publication Date: 2001

Book Condition:Good

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Stebbins (socioiology, U. of Calgary), who coined the term "serious leisure" some 20 years ago, analyzes the roles of volunteering, knowledge and arts cultures, and cultural tourism in modern society. He contends that serious leisure has largely supplanted the Church, State, and organized labor as forces for identity and civic cohesion. Part I overviews this concept and the "liberal arts hobbies" and other pastimes that comprise it. In Parts II and III, he elaborates on cultural tourism; leisure education; and recent theory, research, and issues. Lastly, the benefits of serious leisure in the "job-reduced future" and new research directions are considered. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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