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The SAGE Dictionary of Leisure Studies by Tony Blackshaw, Garry Crawford

The SAGE Dictionary of Leisure Studies



The SAGE Dictionary of Leisure Studies by Tony Blackshaw, Garry Crawford

What is Leisure Studies? Who are the key figures in the field? How can we evaluate the relevance of concepts in the field? This is the first full length Dictionary of Leisure Studies. It examines the key concepts, assesses the work of central figures and helps students zero-in on essential issues and conceptual distinctions. The Book: * Provides an unprecedented critical survey of the field * Offers students authoritative, comprehensive accounts of the basic concepts and leading figures * Provides students with core resources to write essays and pass exams Written by teachers experienced with the needs of undergraduates and postgraduates in the field, the book will be quickly recognized as a vital asset in making sense of Leisure Studies.


'This dictionary offers a unique contribution to the field. It covers a broad range of concepts and theories, enabling students to easily access definitions of key terms as well as introducing them to a range of contemporary ideas about Leisure. In doing so, it provides a valuable reference point for students, and can be used to signpost further relevant reading' - Dr Fiona Jordan, School of the Built and Natural Environment, University of the West of England, Bristol'

About the Author

Tony Blackshaw is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Sport & Leisure at Sheffield Hallam University and author of The SAGE Dictionary of Leisure Studies (SAGE, 2009) and Zygmunt Bauman (Routledge 'Key Sociologists', 2005) Garry Crawford is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Salford. His research and teaching focus primarily upon audiences, media and consumer patterns, and most specifically, sport fans and video gamers. He has published numerous papers and books, including Consuming Sport (2004) and Video Gamers (2012). Garry is Director of the University of Salford Digital Cluster, Publications Director of the British Sociological Association, and review editor for Cultural Sociology.

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Publication date

29th October 2009


Tony Blackshaw, Garry Crawford

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SAGE Publications Inc


272 pages


Sociology: sport & leisure
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