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The Serious Leisure Perspective

A Synthesis

Authors: Stebbins, Robert A.

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The Serious Leisure Perspective (SLP) is a theoretic framework developed by Robert A.  Stebbins in 1973, that brings together three main forms of leisure known as serious leisure, casual leisure, and project-based leisure. The SLP has evolved considerably since 1973, and this textbook provides a synthesis of the many concepts and propositions, as well as the data supporting them. In this overview, Stebbins organizes the entire framework along conceptual lines, with careful attention to level of empirical support and validation of each concept, presenting an up-to-date version of the SLP that allows interested students and researchers of social psychology, sociology, and leisure studies, to pinpoint exact elements of the theory, the empirical base and its application. 


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Robert A. Stebbins, FRSC, is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary, Canada.

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“Robert Stebbins contribution to our understanding of leisure has been immeasurable. This book offers a contemporary synthesis of the key ideas, concepts and contexts that have underpinned this contribution, and as such, it has become the first book that anyone interested in the Serious Leisure Perspective should look to.” — Ian Jones, Associate Professor, Bournemouth University, UK

“Robert Stebbins pioneered the Serious Leisure Perspective. His original writing on the conceptualisation of serious leisure and the body of work he has contributed has inspired numerous researchers to critically examine and seek to understand this phenomenon and its application. In this volume Stebbins has synthesised decades of theorising and empirical research in a comprehensive and accessible manner. It will serve as an invaluable resource for the next generation of leisure researchers and students.” — Graham Cuskelly, Professor, Griffith University, Australia

“The Serious Leisure Perspective (SLP) is a paramount theory in leisure services/studies. This book explains the SLP with depth, breadth, clarity, precision, accuracy, and with great logical order. It is the most important book written on the most important theory in leisure services/studies.” — Rodney B. Dieser, Professor, University of Northern Iowa, USA 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Serious Leisure Perspective
Book Subtitle
A Synthesis
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48036-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48036-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-48035-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 229
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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