More than a textbook, Pastimes is very much a point of view. Leisure is presented as a human phenomenon – both individual and collective. It is considered as vital and frivolous, historical and contemporary, factual and subjective, good and bad. Again, this new 7th edition reflects a wide range of material from the disciplines of leisure studies, sociology, psychology, economics, political science, history, anthropology, geography, the humanities, and media and cultural studies.
Survey Research and Analysis (2nd ed.) employs the standards of science for addressing both theoretical and applied questions. Early chapters illustrate how social science theory can be used to define and shape the content of surveys, and clarify conceptual distinctions. Without this initial understanding of the concepts (e.g., values, attitudes, norms) used by parks, recreation, and human dimensions researchers, it is impossible to write survey items that measure those concepts. Subsequent chapters examine the processes researchers go through when conceptualizing and measuring variables in a survey and the levels of measurement.
Recreational Sport Management: Foundations and Applications (6th ed.) serves the pedagogical development and professional preparation of recreational sport professionals across many disciplines including Sport Management, Physical Education and Kinesiology, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Health, and Business.
As part of the Sagamore-Venture Nonprofit Book series, the Nonprofit Law book tries to do more than provide an overview of important topics about which nonprofit leaders should be aware. In the first chapter, readers are encouraged to examine legal considerations from the viewpoint of four distinct entities: the nonprofit organization itself, personnel of the nonprofit organization, clients of the nonprofit organization, and the community in which the nonprofit organization operates. The intent is to encourage critical thinking of the laws and regulations applicable to nonprofit organizations and their operation.