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Gammon, Sean

Works: 9 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 642 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sean Gammon
Landscapes of leisure : space, place and identities by Sean Gammon( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The leisure landscape is a complex and diverse one that is both natural and built, dark and light, safe and dangerous, contained or without boundary, and profoundly influences the manner in which leisure is performed and experienced. These leisurescapes are increasingly becoming significant sites for the construction of individual and shared frameworks in which people orient themselves and act in a wider society. Drawing on international contributions by leading researchers in the field, this collection aims to map out the complex relationship that leisure has with place. A key element of the volume will be to illustrate the transdisciplinarity of this key feature of leisure studies, and by doing so offer, for the first time, a more rounded and inclusive approach to the study of leisure and place. It also aims to explore and elucidate the extent to which leisure places and spaces form, affect and influence personal, social and collective identities"--Back cover
Contemporary perspectives in leisure : meanings, motives and lifelong learning by Sam Elkington( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We are entering a new era of leisure. Quality rather than quantity is now the focus of researchers, policymakers and managers. Technological change, an ageing population and a harsh economic climate are changing the values and practices of leisure, as well as the relationship between leisure, society and the individual. Contemporary Perspectives in Leisure uses a variety of disciplinary approaches to introduce the most important trends in contemporary leisure in the Twenty-First Century. With contributions from some of the leading international figures in modern leisure studies, the book examines key philosophical and theoretical debates around leisure, with reference to concepts such as happiness, enjoyment and quality of life, as well as the most interesting contemporary themes in leisure studies, from youth leisure and 'dark' leisure to technology and adventure. Understanding changes in leisure helps us to better understand changes in wider society. Contemporary Perspectives in Leisure is a perfect companion to any course in leisure studies, and useful reading for any student or scholar working in sociology, cultural studies, recreation, tourism, sport, or social psychology"--
Heritage, sport and tourism : sporting pasts, tourist futures by Sean Gammon( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides a comprehensive resource on sport heritage as a tourist attraction. Using theoretical and applied studies from researchers in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, it finds that the sporting past is a key component in tourism's future
Sport tourism : principles and practice by Bethany Harrison Wheeler( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heritage and the Olympics : people, place and performance by Sean Gammon( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Olympic Games have evolved into the most prestigious sport event on the planet. As a consequence, each Games generates more and more interest from the academic community. Sociology, politics, geography and history have all played a part in helping to understand the meanings and implications of the Games. Heritage, too, offers invaluable insights into what we value about the Games, and what we would like to pass on to future generations. Each Olympic Games unquestionably represents key life-markers to a broad audience across the world, and the great events that take place within them become worthy of remembrance, celebration and protection. The more tangible heritage features are also evident; from the myriad artefacts and ephemera found in museums to the celebratory symbolism of past Olympic venues and sites that have become visitor attractions in their own right. This edited collection offers detailed and thought-provoking examples of these heritage components, and illustrates powerfully the breadth, passion and cultural significance that the Olympics engender
Nostalgia and Sport by Sean Gammon( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This case study is part of the Contemporary Cases Online series. The series provides critical case studies that are original, flexible, challenging, controversial and research-informed, driven by the needs of teaching and learning
Reducing Logistics Footprints and Replenishment Demands : Nano-engineered Silica Aerogels a Proven Method for Water Treatment( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapid deployment and the use of objective force aggressively reduce logistic footprints and replenishment demands. Maneuver Sustainment requires that Future Combat Systems be equipped with water systems that are lightweight, have small footprints, and are highly adaptable to a variety of environments. Technologies employed in these settings must be able to meet these demands. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has designed and previously field tested nano-engineered materials for the treatment of water. These materials have been either based on silica aerogel materials or consist of composites of these aerogels with granular activated carbon (GAC). Recent tests have proven successful for the removal of contaminants including uranium, hexavalent chromium, and arsenic. Silica aerogels were evaluated for their ability to purify water that had been spiked with the nerve agent VX (O-ethyl S-(2-diisopropylaminoethyl) methylphosphonothiolate). These results demonstrated that silica aerogels were able to remove the VX from the supply water and were nearly 30 times more adsorbent than GAC. This performance could result in REDUCING CHANGEOUT FREQUENCY BY A FACTOR OF 30 or DECREASING the VOLUME of adsorbent BY A FACTOR OF 30; thereby significantly reducing logistic footprints and replenishment demands. The use of the nano-engineered Silica Aerogel/GAC composites would provide a water purification technology that meets the needs of Future Combat Systems
Journeys in leisure. principles and practice( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something lived, something learned : nostalagia's expanding role in sport tourism by Sheranne Fairley( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Heritage, sport and tourism : sporting pasts, tourist futures
Alternative Names
Gammon, Sean

English (44)