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  • 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...

  • The Committed Readerby Robert A. Stebbins

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 43.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Planning Your Time in Retirementby Robert A. Stebbins

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • Connecting with Natureby Robert C. Stebbins

    National Science Teachers Association 2012; US$ 24.95

    Taking what he calls “a nature-centered worldview,” author Robert Stebbins blends activities, examples, and stories with his perspectives on the importance of dealing objectively yet compassionately with social and environmental problems. Even a quick glance through Connecting With Nature will make you wish you could give your students the... more...

  • Experiencing Fieldworkby William Shaffir; Robert Alan Stebbins

    SAGE Publications 1990; US$ 66.00

    How do you gain entry into a research setting? What tricks are there to learning the rules of the community without alienating the people you came to study? How are good relations maintained with informants? What happens after you leave the field? In Experiencing Fieldwork top ethnographers address these and other questions, bring fieldwork alive... more...

  • The Serious Leisure Perspectiveby Sam Elkington; Robert A. Stebbins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    The "Serious Leisure Perspective" (SLP) is a theoretical framework that can help us understand the complexities of modern leisure as both an activity and an experience. Bringing together the study of serious leisure, casual leisure and project-based leisure, it is an essential component of the Leisure Studies curriculum and an invaluable tool for... more...