Leisure for Canadians, 2nd ed. - Print
Dimensions: 11 × 8.5 × 1 in
Binding Type: Paperback
The second edition of Leisure for Canadians builds on the work started in the first effort published in 2007.
This second edition 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 comprises chapters written by 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 students new to leisure hoping to grasp key issues and for more advanced students seeking to explore leisure’s complex role in 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.
Part I: Leisure in Canada
Section A: Understanding Leisure
Chapter 1: Defining Leisure
Chapter 2: Introduction to Play
Chapter 3: Sport and the Community
Chapter 4: Leisure’s Many Roles
Chapter 5: Leveraging Sport Events to Achieve Health and Economic Benefits
Chapter 6: Leisure Theory, Leisure Practice
Chapter 7: The Politics of Leisure
Section B: Canadians and Their Leisure
Chapter 8: Leisure Lifestyles
Chapter 9: Leisure Constraints
Chapter 10: Stressful Living and Leisure as a Meaningful Stress-Coping Pursuit
Chapter 11: Leisure and the Changing Workplace
Chapter 12: Leisure Travel
Chapter 13: Shopping as Leisure
Chapter 14: Consumer Behaviour in Sport
Chapter 15: Urban Recreation
Chapter 16: The Built Environment and Leisure Behaviour
Chapter 17: Leisure in Natural Settings
Chapter 18: Exploring Leisure’s Boundaries
Chapter 19: Sex, Sexuality, and Leisure
Section C: Leisure in a Diverse Canada
Chapter 20: Gender and Leisure
Chapter 21: Multicultural Perspectives
Chapter 22: Aboriginal Leisure in Canada
Chapter 23: Leisure in French Canada
Chapter 24: Leisure Across the Life Course
Chapter 25: Leisure and Disability
Chapter 26: Social Class, Poverty, and Leisure
Part II: Leisure Delivery in Canada
Section D: Traditional Leisure Delivery
Chapter 27: A History of Leisure Provision in Canada
Chapter 28: Private Sector Providers
Section E: Strategies for Leisure Delivery
Chapter 29: Models of Public Leisure Services Delivery
Chapter 30: Leisure Planning
Chapter 31: Mapping the Recreation and Leisure Landscape for Canadians With a Disability
Chapter 32: Community Development
Chapter 33: Leisure Education
Section F: Managing Leisure Services
Chapter 34: Program Planning and Program Evaluation: Practice and Principles
Chapter 35: People-Centred Management
Chapter 36: Marketing Recreation and Leisure Services
Chapter 37: Offering More Than Programs: Creating Solutions for Your Clients
Chapter 38: Financing Leisure Services I: Traditional and Emergent Funding Sources
Chapter 39: Financing Leisure Services II: Cost Control and Budgeting
Chapter 40: Volunteering in Canada
Chapter 41: Event Management