While the field of parks, recreation, and leisure has come a long way as a human service profession, it still has a long way to go. This is evident when you think about social and environmental justice.
With few notable exceptions, we have not paid enough attention to these themes, and it is time we give them their due. It's time to move us in the right direction.
Speaking Up and Speaking Out takes a three-legged tack by addressing the importance of self-reflection and seeking to know ourselves, discussing individuals and groups at the margins, and finally preparing readers for socially and environmentally responsible activism.
You won't want to miss this innovative compilation of 23 highly respected educators as they raise their voices in the name of social and environmental justice.
Part I: Know Thyself
Chapter 1: Is College Worth More than a Buck Fifty in Late Charges at the Public Library?
Chapter 2: What Does Society Need Done and How Can We Do It?
Chapter 3: Are You Awake Yet?
Chapter 4: What Will You Assume about My Difference?
Chapter 5: What Are You, Anyway?
Chapter 6: Do You Dare Step Off the Treadmill?
Part II: Those We Serve
Chapter 7: A Mother’s Leisure?
Chapter 8: Were You Raised a Wimp?
Chapter 9: Are You Listening?
Chapter 10: What Can “American Beach” Teach Us?
Chapter 11: What Would Thorstein Veblen Say?
Chapter 12: Where Does Growth for Growth’s Sake Lead Us?
Chapter 13: What about the “Rest of the Story”?
Chapter 14: Why Ride Roughshod over the Great Outdoors?
Chapter 15: Are Social and Environmental Justice Incompatible Ideals?
Part III: Serving Without “Othering”
Chapter 16: How Can You Serve without “Othering”?
Chapter 17: To Whom Can They Turn?
Chapter 18: Are You Culturally Competent?
Chapter 19: Can You Hear the Music?
Chapter 20: What Lies Beyond Social and Environmental Justice?