Free Time and Leisure Participation

International Perspectives

Paperback
March 2008
9781845934538
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    28th March 2008
  • ISBN 9781845934538
  • Language English
  • Pages 320 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
$79.20
Hardback
March 2005
9780851996202
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    16th March 2005
  • ISBN 9780851996202
  • Language English
  • Pages 320 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
$169.95

In the 21st century, free time is an increasingly precious resource. At the same time, leisure has never been more vital for ensuring individual and social health, wellbeing and quality of life. Around the world, governments and industry have responsibilities and opportunities to ensure provision of facilities for rest and play. To do this they require information on trends in free time and leisure in the community.

This book is an expanded and updated edition of a previous work entitled World Leisure Participation: Free Time in the Global Village, by the same editors (CABI, 1996). It brings together the results of the most recent national leisure participation surveys from 15 countries, including three countries not previously covered. The book also includes increased coverage of time-budget surveys and new themes such as public policy dimensions. It also examines the methodological problems and challenges of conducting national surveys in the field, and their future prospects.

* Australia
* Canada
* Finland
* France
* Germany
* Great Britain
* Hong Kong
* Israel
* Japan
* Netherlands
* New Zealand
* Poland
* Russia
* Spain
* United States of America: Outdoor Recreation
* United States of America: Time-use

Grant Cushman

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Anthony J. Veal

Anthony J. Veal is Adjunct Professor in the School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism in the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, and worked previously in the universities of Birmingham and North London. He is past president of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) and of the UK Leisure Studies Association. He is author or joint author/editor of a number of books, including: Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Politic, Policy and Planning (3rd edn, CABI, 2010); The Olympic Games; A Social Science Perspective (2nd edn, CABI, 2007); A Handbook of Leisure Studies (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2006); Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism (3rd edn, FT/Prentice Hall, 2006); Free Time and Leisure Participation: International Perspectives (2nd edn, CABI, 2005); Australian Leisure (3rd edn, Longman, 2006); and Work and Leisure (Routledge, 2004).

Jiri Zuzanek

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