Leisure and Recreation Management

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Business & Economics - 580 pages
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For this new edition the book has been completely revised, bringing the subject up to date in line with recent developments. Key changes address issues surrounding government policy and public sector leisure provision, the National Lottery, global conditions such as the world economic climate and the European Union, and communication and travel advances.  New content also covers:

  • play, recreation, leisure and the needs of people
  • leisure trends, planning and government
  • the legacy of CCT and the introduction of Best Value
  • management, training and operational aspect of Leisure & Recreation management

Leisure and Recreation Management deals with the theory of leisure studies as well as the day-to-day practicalities of managing sport, leisure and recreation facilities, ensuring this book's continued success as a student textbook and a guide for the practitioner.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Leisure in historical perspective
10
Cultural heritage and leisure
22
Leisure and recreation a variety of meanings
45
Childrens play foundation of leisure
65
Peoples needs and leisure
92
Leisure and the experience society
108
The pleisure principle
119
The environment countryside and open space
302
The arts museums and libraries
324
Sport physical recreation and physical activity
344
PART 4
367
Management principles and foundations
369
Leadership and decision making
386
Marketing of leisure and recreation
414
Programming leisure and recreation services and facilities
447

PART 2
127
Government the public sector and leisure
129
Leisure provision in the voluntary sector
164
Leisure provision in the commercial sector
193
Planning for leisure and recreation
225
Trends in the leisure industry
264
PART 3
275
Tourism heritage and leisure
277
Event management
466
Staffing and organizational structures
490
Leisure and recreation management education and training
521
Summary discussion and conclusions
546
Appendix
559
References
563
Index
577
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Torkildsen is Leisure and Recreation Management Consultant.

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