Kraus' Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 397 pages
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The Eighth Edition Of This Classic Textbook Continues To Provide A Detailed Overview Of The History, Developments, And Current Trends In Leisure Studies. It Has Been Heavily Revised To Reflect Recent Societal Changes And The Challenges That Face The Leisure-Services Industry In The 21St Century. Students Will Learn How Trends Such As Dramatic Shifts In Population Make-Up, The Impact Of Technology, And Marketing Affect Leisure-Service Systems And The Recreation And Park Professions. To Reflect These Trends, The Text Focuses On Ten Different Types Of Organizations, Ranging From Nonprofit Community Organizations Or Armed Forces Recreation To Sports Management And Travel And Tourism Sponsors.
 

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Contents

Philosophical Analysis of Play Recreation
25
Six Views
33
The Meaning of Recreation
40
Summary
46
Growth of Commercial Amusements
70
Major Forces Promoting Organized Recreation Services
83
Trends in Program Sponsorship
96
Recreation and Health Revisited
111
Promoting Health and Safety
189
Governmental Nonprofit
197
RecreationRelated Functions of State Government
206
Organizing the Voluntary Sectors
216
Commercial Recreation
227
Summary
234
Specialized LeisureService Areas
237
Employee Services and Recreation Programs
253

Influence of Age Groups on Recreation
130
Summary
144
Sociocultural Factors Affecting Leisure
149
Sexual Orientation Factors Influencing Leisure
156
Socioeconomic Status
163
Social Functions of Community Recreation
169
Making the Community a More Attractive Place to Live
175
Strengthening Neighborhood and Community Ties
182
Comparisons Among SpecialFocus Organizations
268
Other Tourism Themes
281
Sport as Popular Recreation
294
Historical Evolution of Sport
307
Recreation Career Areas
320
Current Level of Professional Status
339
Photo Credits
383
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