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Encyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation

1st Edition

Edited by John Jenkins, John Pigram


752 pages

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This is a key reference guide for the exploration of leisure and outdoor recreation. It reflects the multidisciplinary nature of these fields and contextualizes the leading research and knowledge on key concepts, theories and practices.

Edited by leading authorities in the field, this volume includes a comprehensive index, and up-to-date suggestions for further reading. It is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent study, and a solid starting point for wider subject exploration.

Table of Contents

Aborigines; back-country; back-packing; barriers; camping; Canada Land Inventory (CLI); capability; dance; day trip; decentralization; decision making; Declaration on Leisure and Globalization; degradation; deindustrialization; delphi method; demand; demarketing; democracy; demography; density; deregulation; desert; ecological determinism; ecological economics; ecologically sustainable development; ecology; ecomuseum; economic development; economic impacts ; economic rationalism see neo-liberal economics; economics; economies of scale; ecoresort; ecosystem; fads; gambling; game theory; gardening; gay; gaze; gender; gentrification; geographic information systems (GIS); geography; ghetto; global warming; globalization; goals; goals achievement matrices; government; Grand Tour; gravity model; green movement; greenhouse effect; greenspace; grid approach; handicapped; hazards; health; health resort; hegemony; heliocentrism; heritage; heterosexual; identity; ideology; image; immigrants; impacts, economic; impacts, physical; impacts, social; imperialism; inclusion; indicators; indigenous people; individualism; induced demand; journals (in leisure and outdoor recreation); labour (see work), labour force (see work force); land tenure; landholders; landscape; landscape assessment; landscape quality; latent demand; marina; marine recreation; market; market analysis; market failure; market segmentation; market system/mechanism; marketing; Marx/Marxist; masculinity; mass communication; mass recreation; materialism; matrix approach; narcissism; nation state; national parks; National Parks Service, United States; National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA); nationalism; nature; nature conservation; nature-based recreation; nature-based tourism; need; neighbourhood parks; neo-liberal economics (economic rationalism); nominal group technique; non-government organizations (NGOs); non-profit organizations; nudism; objectives, recreational; off-road vehicles; Olympic Games (and Olympism); open space; opportunity ; package holiday; Paralympics; parks; participation; partnerships; pay TV; perception; performance indicators; personality; pets; phenomenology; philosophy; pilgrimage; place; place identity; planning; qualitative research methods; quality management; quality of life; quantitative research method; queer; questionnaire; racism; rationality; recreation; recreation management; Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS); recreation property; recreation resources; recreation space; Recreational Business District (RBD); regulation; religion; reprography; resilience; resistance; resort; resort morphology; resource assessment; resource base; resource capability; safety; satisfaction; scenic quality; scheduling; seasonality ; second homes; segregation; self-actualization; self-esteem; self-regulation; sense of place; serious leisure; service; sex; tastes; technology; television; theatre; theme parks; therapeutic recreation; Third World; Ultimate Environmental Threshold (UET); unemployment; UNESCO; United States Forest Service; urban parks; urban recreation; user-orientated resources; vacation; valuation; values; vandalism; wants; xenophobia; youth; youth at risk; zoning; zoo

About the Editors

John Jenkins is a Member of the Cultural Industries and Practices Research Centre and Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences at The University of Newcastle. John has published several books, book chapters and refereed papers on diverse themes in leisure, outdoor recreation and tourism studies. He and John Pigram were co authors of Outdoor Recreation Management (1999).

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