Key Concepts in Leisure Studies

by David E Harris

Series: SAGE Key Concepts series

`This book confirms David Harris' status as a leading theorist in contemporary culture and leisure in the UK. He offers a distinctive, coherent and authoritative guide to the major concepts and debates that should engage leisure scholars and scholarship' - Dr Peter Bramham, Senior Lecturer in Leisure Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University

Written with the needs of today's student in mind, the SAGE Key Concepts series provides accessible, authoritative and reliable coverage of the essential issues in a range of disciplines. Written in each case by experienced and respected experts in the subject area, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages understanding without sacrificing the level of detail and critical evaluation essential to convey the complexity of the issues.

Key Concepts in Leisure Studies:

•Provides a student-friendly guide to the key debates in leisure studies

•Reflects recent developments in the field, encompassing related work in media studies, cultural studies, sports studies and sociology

•Cross-references each 1500 word exposition to other concepts in the field

•Offers definitions, section outlines and further reading guidance for independent learning

•Is supported by the author's website http:/www.arasite.org/keyconc.html

•Is essential reading for undergraduates and NVQ students in leisure studies.


  • SAGE Publications; December 2004
  • ISBN: 9781412932332
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Key Concepts in Leisure Studies
  • Series: SAGE Key Concepts series
  • Author: David E Harris
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd

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"Written by a leading UK theorist in contemporary culture and leisure as an addition to SAGE’s Key Concepts series, this book provides a readable guide to key debates about the topic. . . . This book is essential for all readers interested in leisure studies."