© 2006

A Handbook of Leisure Studies

  • Chris Rojek
  • Susan M. Shaw
  • A. J. Veal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Process and Content

    1. Chris Rojek, Susan M. Shaw, A. J. Veal
      Pages 1-21
  3. Origins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Chris Rojek
      Pages 25-40
    3. Garry Chick
      Pages 41-54
    4. Benjamin K. Hunnicutt
      Pages 55-74
    5. Kumkum Bhattacharya
      Pages 75-89
  4. Key Disciplines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Hugo van der Poel
      Pages 93-108
    3. Roger C. Mannell, Douglas A. Kleiber, Marianne Staempfli
      Pages 109-124
    4. David Crouch
      Pages 125-139
    5. A. J. Veal
      Pages 140-161
    6. Fred Coalter
      Pages 162-181
  5. Axial Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Jiri Zuzanek
      Pages 185-202
    3. Karla A. Henderson, Susan M. Shaw
      Pages 216-230
    4. Yvonne Harahousou
      Pages 231-249
    5. Valeria J. Freysinger, Othello Harris
      Pages 250-270
    6. Chas Critcher
      Pages 271-287

About this book


A unique, international resource for Leisure Studies: in one volume the history, organization and central debates in the field of Leisure Studies are defined, providing a one-stop-shop for students and an agenda for future debate and research academics.


anthropology communication community Cultural Studies culture feminism identity media Nation organization social psychology sociology Sport tourism Tradition

Editors and affiliations

  • Chris Rojek
    • 1
  • Susan M. Shaw
    • 2
  • A. J. Veal
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Law and Social ScienceBrunel UniversityUK
  2. 2.Department of Recreation and Leisure StudiesUniversity of WaterlooCanada
  3. 3.School of Leisure, Sport and TourismUniversity of TechnologySydneyAustralia

About the editors

CHRIS BARKER Associate Professor, Department of Communications and Cultural Studies, University of Woolongong, Australia KUMKUM BHATTACHARYA Professor, Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati University, India SUSAN BIRRELL Professor, Departments of Health and Sports Studies, Women's Studies and American Studies, University of Iowa, USA GARRY CHICK Professor, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, Pennsylvania State University, USA FRED COALTER Professor of Sports Policy, Centre for Sports Research, University of Stirling, UK DANIEL THOMAS COOK Associate Professor, Department of Advertising and Communications, University of Illinois, USA CHAS CRITCHER Professor of Communications and Head of the Humanities Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK DAVID CROUCH Professor of Cultural Geography, Tourism and Leisure, and Director of The Culture, Lifestyle and Landscape Research Centre, University of Derby, UK JOANNE FINKELSTEIN Executive Dean and Professor, Faculty of Arts, Education, Human Development, Victoria University, Australia ADRIAN FRANKLIN Professor of Sociology, School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania, Australia VALERIA J. FREYSINGER Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport Studies, Miami University of Ohio, USA YVONNE HARAHOUSOU Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece MAUREEN HARRINGTON Senior Lecturer, Department of Tourism, Leisure, Hotel and Sport Management, Griffith University, Australia DAVID HARRIS Senior Lecturer, School of Sport, Physical Education and Leisure, College of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth, UK OTHELLO HARRIS Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport Studies, Miami University of Ohio, USA LAWRENCE HAWORTH Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada KARLA A. HENDERSON Professor, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, USA BENJAMIN K. HUNNICUTT Professor, Department of Leisure Studies, University of Iowa, USA JOHN M. JENKINS Associate Professor of Leisure and Tourism Studies, University of Newcastle, Australia CHRIS JENKS Professor of Sociology and Vice-Chancellor, Brunel University, London UK DOUGLAS A. KLEIBER Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Department of Counseling and Human Development, University of Georgia, USA ROB LYNCH Professor of Leisure and Tourism Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Business, University of Sydney, Australia ROGER C. MANNELL Psychologist and Professor of Leisure Studies, Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada ALISON PEDLAR Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada JOHN J. PIGRAM Adjunct Professor, Centre for Ecological Economics and Water Policy Research, University of New England, Australia DAVID ROWE Director and Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Newcastle, Australia JULIET B. SCHOR Professor, Department of Sociology, Boston College, USA ATARA SIVAN Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong MARIANNE STAEMPFLI Assistant Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Brock University, Canada ROBERT A. STEBBINS Faculty Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary, USA DEBORAH STEVENSON Associate Professor and Director of the Cultural Industries and Practices Research Centre, University of Newcastle, Australia HUGO VAN DER POEL Educational Director, Department of Social-Cultural Sciences, Tilberg University, The Netherlands JIRI ZUZANEK Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Bibliographic information


'essential not only because of its attempt to set an agenda for the area of study, but because of the wide ranging, high quality contributions, which can be used in their own right' - Geoff Nichols, Leisure Studies

'should prove invaluable for students as they have to come to terms with complex fields of study...' - Peter Bramham, Sociology