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Elkington, Sam

Works: 5 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 529 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sam Elkington
Landscapes of leisure : space, place and identities by Sean Gammon( )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 187 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 )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 182 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"--
The serious leisure perspective : an introduction by Sam Elkington( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The "Serious Leisure Perspective" (SLP) is a theoretical framework that can help us understand the complexities of modern leisure as both an activity and an experience. Bringing together the study of serious leisure, casual leisure and project-based leisure, it is an essential component of the Leisure Studies curriculum and an invaluable tool for exploring the significance of leisure in contemporary society. This book is the first of offer a comprehensive introduction to the Serious Leisure Perspective, from fundamental principles and key concepts to in-depth and wide-ranging case studies of serious leisure pursuits. The book introduces the history of the SLP and its position alongside other social theories that attempt to explain the nature and function of leisure. It explores important themes such as consumption, gender relations, social capital and quality of life, and delves deeply into the leisure of amateurs, hobbyists, career volunteers and occupational devotees. Every chapter includes a range of useful pedagogical features, such as review questions and group exercises, to help the student to grasp the importance of understanding leisure as a way of understanding contemporary social life and society. Combining cutting-edge theory and method with an engaging and practical interface, this is an essential text for all Leisure Studies courses and illuminating reading for any student working in Tourism, Events, Sport, Recreation, Sociology or Cultural Studies"--
Serious leisure : extensions and applications( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HERDSA 2011 : higher education on the edge : July 4-7 2011, Gold Coast Queensland( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This website includes information about the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) conference held on the Gold Coast in Queensland in July 2011. Research domains for the conference include: academic practice, work and identities; learning, teaching, assessment and curriculum; quality and standards in higher education; leadership, management, governance and policy in higher education; and student pathways, experiences, expectations and outcomes
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Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.59 for Landscapes ... to 0.75 for HERDSA 201 ...)

Serious leisure : extensions and applications
Alternative Names
Elkington, S

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