Pastimes, 6th ed.

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-820-1

Author(s): Ruth V. Russell

Copyright year: 2017

Edition: 6th

This sixth edition of Pastimes reflects almost 40 years of scholarship as well as professional and personal practice in recreation, parks, and tourism, offering a wide range of material from the disciplines of leisure studies, sociology, psychology, economics, political science, anthropology, geography, the humanities, and media and cultural studies.

This book presents theories for explaining leisure behavior, discusses leisure in a societal context, and explores the instrumental relationship of leisure to work, money, time, and equity.

The author has taught at the higher education level. She has also published numerous college-level textbooks, published research in leisure sciences in refereed journals, and lectured internationally.

Author(s): Ruth V. Russell

Part 1: Leisure as a Condition of Being Human: Personal Context

Chapter 1: The Meanings of Leisure

Chapter 2: Why Leisure Is Vital

Chapter 3: Explaining Leisure Behavior

Chapter 4: Leisure and Health

Part 2: Leisure as a Cultural Mirror: Societal Context

Chapter 5: Leisure’s Anthropology

Chapter 6: Leisure’s Geography

Chapter 7: Leisure and Technology

Chapter 8: Popular Culture

Chapter 9: Taboo Recreation

Part 3: Leisure as Instrument: Systems Context

Chapter 10: For and Against Productivity

Chapter 11: The Freedom and Tyranny of Time

Chapter 12: Is Leisure Fair?

Chapter 13: Leisure Systems

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