Diversity and Inclusion in the Recreation Profession, 3rd ed. - eText

Organizational Perspectives

ISBN/ISSN
978-1-57167-815-7
Edition
3rd
     
Availability
In Stock

Important information about eBooks/eTexts:

Please be aware of our copyright and permissions policies.

Sagamore eTexts can be read on any device with a browser and internet connection.

Please be aware of our eBook/eText sales policies.

Sorry, but we can't accept returns on electronic titles.

If this title is available at the current 80% discount rate for electronic books, the discount will display when you add it to your cart. This discount only applies to ONE title purchased at a time.

$58.00
Select your book format:

All prices are in $US.

Educators:
Desk copies are generally available to Educators.

Pages: 369

Dimensions: 0 × 0 × 0 m

Binding Type: Digital


Scroll down for video.

As North America continues to diversify in its population, inclusion is more important than ever. In this important book, the authors explore, document, and delve into the construct of diversity within the context of managing and providing recreation and leisure-related services.

Using multiple perspectives and comprehensive research, the authors provide

  • an analysis and critique of the current state of knowledge about diversity issues within the PRTM fields (parks, recreation, and tourism management)
  • a forum for scholars and recreation professionals to share best practices and their own experiences in PRTM organizations related to diversity in scholarship and practice, including public, private, and nonprofit agencies
  • opportunities to explore strategies for addressing diversity and strategies toward structural changes within organizations.

Specifically, the authors illuminate how markers of diversity influence the issues and problems perceived and/or experienced by diverse groups; the nature and types of institutional barriers often unwittingly created by organizational professionals in their response, or lack thereof, to diverse populations; and transformational opportunities, both individual and organizational, that result through enhanced commitment to organizational diversity and inclusion.

Scholars and recreation professionals continually recognize that serving diverse populations is integral to the PRTM profession. The new edition features several significant updates. Some of these include the following:

  • Case studies of organizations successfully addressing diversity and inclusion
  • An expanded number of professional voices and their lived experiences with diversity as professionals in recreation, leisure, tourism, and sport organizations
  • A new chapter on religion and spirituality as they relate to diversity, in addition to refreshed or completely new content chapters

Editor Ingrid E. Schneider talks about the book:

#DiversityAndInclusionInTheRecreationProfession