Introduction Part I Foundation Chapter 1. Introduction: Basic Principles Chapter 2. The Serious Leisure Perspective Chapter 3. The Perspective in the Social Sciences Part II The Serious Pursuits Chapter 4. Amateurism Chapter 5. Hobbyism Chapter 6. Volunteering Chapter 7. Devotee Work Part III Extensions Chapter 8. Tourism and Events Chapter 9. Consumption Chapter 10. Art, Science and Heritage Administration Chapter 11. Library and Information Science Chapter 12. Therapeutic Recreation Chapter 13. Leisure Education, Life Course and Lifelong Learning Chapter 14. Deviant Leisure Part IV Conclusions Chapter 15. The Future of the Perspective
Sam Elkington is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Management at Northumbria University, UK. Sam's research reflects his interests in phenomenology and pedagogy, namely the social psychological dimensions of sport and leisure experiences and the nature, policy and practice of sport and leisure education. He is the co-editor (with Sean Gammon) of Contemporary Perspectives in Leisure (Routledge, 2013). Robert A. Stebbins is Faculty Professor and Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, Canada. He specializes in theory and research on various aspects of the serious leisure perspective. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1999) and Senior Fellow of the World Leisure Academy (2010).