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  • Leisure and Consumptionby Robert A. Stebbins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    The study of consumption has never seriously examined the role of leisure. This ambitious, agenda-setting study, provides the most in-depth examination of the relationship between the two to date, drawing on the serious leisure perspective and outlining a new conceptual framework for analyzing consumption for leisure. more...

  • The Committed Readerby Robert A. Stebbins

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    This book is a study of committed reading, an activity animated by three main motives: utilitarian, pleasurable, and self-fulfilling. They are examined within the frameworks of library and information science and the serious leisure perspective as manifested across life’s domains of work, leisure, and non-work obligation. more...

  • Planning Your Time in Retirementby Robert A. Stebbins

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 20.00

    As the greying of our population continues, retirees are enjoying more and more healthy years of retirement, and those years can be productive, enjoyable, and rewarding. This work speaks to those retirees who wish to enjoy their golden years doing things they enjoy. more...

  • Careers in Serious Leisureby Robert A. Stebbins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Using the concept of fulfilment and the framework of the serious leisure perspective, this book examines the signposts marking the fulfilment career. This career begins with an interest in a serious pursuit, leading to an efflorescence many years later in amateurism, hobbyism, volunteering, or devotee work - and ultimately deeper fulfilment. more...

  • Leisure and Positive Psychologyby Robert A. Stebbins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book explores, from a leisure studies perspective, the central role that leisure has to play in positive psychology, exploring themes such as flow, fulfilment, altruism, well-being, and interpersonal relationships. more...

  • Leisure and the Motive to Volunteerby Robert A. Stebbins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    By means of a lengthy literature review, this book sets out the theoretical and empirical contributions of the serious leisure perspective to understanding volunteer motivation. more...

  • The Interrelationship of Leisure and Playby Robert A. Stebbins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Augmentative play is a special activity that substantially aids the pursuit of a larger, encompassing leisure activity. This approach to the study of play is unique. It recognizes the hundreds of activities in which play and leisure come together. more...

  • From Humility to Hubris Among Scholars and Politiciansby Robert A. Stebbins

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 46.00

    Achievement meritorious enough to generate discussion covers considerable territory. This book concentrates on one part of it: that inhabited by scholars and politicians. In their world self-esteem flowing from achievement is founded on expertise related to ideas, their generation, and their implementation. more...

  • Work and Leisure in the Middle Eastby Robert A. Stebbins

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 100.00

    Community involvement and leisure are rarely mentioned in mass media coverage of the Middle East and North Africa.Yet leisure and community involvement form a part of life in the region, and are becoming increasingly significant as modernization becomes pervasive. This work seeks to examine how the interconnection of work and leisure operates in a... more...

  • Leisure’s Legacyby Robert A. Stebbins

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 93.39

    This book illustrates how leisure, as with other complex ideas that hold currency in today’s world, suffers at the level of common sense, due to a combination of oversimplification, moral depreciation, and even lack of recognition. Leisure’s modern legacy is both profound and immense, as a product of approximately 45 years of steady research,... more...