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Encyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation

by Professor John Jenkins

Encyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation Synopsis

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.

Encyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation Press Reviews

Useful to students and researchers in anthropology, cultural studies, ecology, economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology.... Providing detailed, thoughtful coverage of the field's theoretical and historical underpinnings and its extensive cross-referencing and current bibliographies, this encyclopedia would be a welcome and unique addition to academic libraries. Highly recommended. Academic and research collections. - Choice, October 2004 The entries explore a broad range of issues, concepts, practices, and methods related to the people researching, learning, and working in the field of leisure and outdoor recreation... It will be a key reference tool and complement other specialized encyclopedias, such as those on sports and tourism. - American Reference Books Annual, 2005 Has an international focus, describing in detail concepts related to the intersection of leisure, recreation, and tourism... Recommended for all types of libraries. - Library Journal, February, 2005

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415252263
Publication date: 18th December 2003
Author: Professor John Jenkins
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 752 pages
Categories: Sports & outdoor recreation, Sport & leisure industries, Reference works,

About Professor John Jenkins

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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