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© 2011

Serious Leisure and Nature

Sustainable Consumption in the Outdoors

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Lee Davidson, Robert A. Stebbins
    Pages 1-25
  3. Air
    Lee Davidson, Robert A. Stebbins
    Pages 26-56
  4. Lee Davidson, Robert A. Stebbins
    Pages 57-92
  5. Lee Davidson, Robert A. Stebbins
    Pages 93-122
  6. Lee Davidson, Robert A. Stebbins
    Pages 123-152
  7. Lee Davidson, Robert A. Stebbins
    Pages 153-178
  8. Lee Davidson, Robert A. Stebbins
    Pages 179-188
  9. Lee Davidson, Robert A. Stebbins
    Pages 189-202
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 203-225

About this book

Introduction

Leisure activities undertaken in nature are immensely popular. This book examines the new serious leisure concept of nature challenge activity (NCA), exploring how NCA unfolds in an aesthetically appealing natural environment with implications for consumption and environmental sustainability.

Keywords

consumption environment nature sustainability Sustainable Consumption

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.University of CalgaryCanada

About the authors

LEE DAVIDSON Senior Lecturer in the Museum & Heritage Studies programme at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, were she has been teaching courses in leisure studies, visitor experience and research methods since 1998. She has published journal articles, book chapters and conference papers on mountaineering, natural heritage, visitor studies, sustainable tourism and outdoor education. 
 
ROBERT A. STEBBINS, FRSC, is Faculty Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Calgary, Canada. His academic career spans 47 years, 37 of which have been devoted to studying leisure. He has written 37 books, the most recent being Leisure and Consumption: Common Ground, Separate Worlds.

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