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Leisure and Sustainability

1st Edition

Edited by Susan Tirone, Elizabeth A. Halpenny


216 pages

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Hardback: 9781138333048
pub: 2018-09-25

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This book gives voice to a group of leisure scholars who are engaged in conversations about sustainability. Beginning with discussions on the relationship between leisure and sustainability and how these concepts are addressed in current literature, a case is made for continued investigation of how leisure and sustainability need to be better understood; and viewed as integrally linked.

The book discusses issues related to environmental sustainability; how, at the local level, leisure is considered as a solution to a range of social, environmental, and economic issues; and the value of leisure as an asset for addressing several social sustainability challenges.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Leisure/Loisir: Journal of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Leisure and sustainability Susan Tirone and Elizabeth A. Halpenny

1. Sustainable leisure: building the civil commons Jennifer Sumner and Heather Mair

2. Is leisure research contributing to sustainability? A systematic review of the literature Nicole Vaugeois, Pete Parker and Yufan Yang

3. Fictitious conservation in Canadian parks and protected areas Sean Ryan and Maxwell Harrison

4. The role of leisure in integrated community sustainability plans within Canada Nicole Vaugeois, Joanne Schroeder and Michelle Harnett

5. Community perceptions of the contributions of parks to sustainability in Canada Pete Parker, Rick Rollins, Grant Murray, Adam Chafey and Rosaline Cannessa

6. Social sustainability and a sense of place: harnessing the emotional and sensuous experiences of urban multicultural leisure festivals Kelley A. McClinchey

7. A ‘good life without bells and whistles’: a case study of immigrants’ well-being and leisure and its role in social sustainability in Truro, Nova Scotia Karen Gallant and Susan Tirone

8. Sustainability initiatives in zoos and aquariums: looking in to reach out Sarena Randall Gill and Wayne Warrington

9. Sustaining schoolyard pedagogy through community academic partnerships Mary C. Breunig

About the Editors

Susan Tirone is recently retired from her position as a Professor and the Undergraduate Program Associate Director in the College of Sustainability and the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada. Her research and teaching focussed on interdisciplinary approaches to understanding communities, social change, sustainability, and human leisure activities.

Elizabeth A. Halpenny is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. She has research interests in tourism, marketing, environmental psychology, and protected-areas management. Prior to entering academia in 2005, she worked with the International Ecotourism Society as a Research and Workshop Coordinator.

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