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Product Description: Volunteering and its nonprofit organizations have commonly been analyzed in economic terms, with volunteering being referred to as "unpaid (productive) work". This economic definition has been around far longer than that of volunteering conceived of as leisure, which is discussed as the volitional definition...read more

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9781137585165 | Palgrave Macmillan, April 4, 2017, cover price $54.99 | About this edition: Volunteering and its nonprofit organizations have commonly been analyzed in economic terms, with volunteering being referred to as "unpaid (productive) work".

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Product Description: 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.

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9781137513014 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 12, 2015, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Augmentative play is a special activity that substantially aids the pursuit of a larger, encompassing leisure activity.

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Product Description: 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.

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9781137569936 | Palgrave Macmillan, September 24, 2015, cover price $67.50 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: Serious Leisure offers a comprehensive view and analysis of the current state of the sociology of leisure. Defining and differentiating the way people use their free time, Robert A. Stebbins divides such activity into categories of serious (skilled), casual (unskilled), and project-based (short-term) leisure that he further separates into a variety of types and subtypes...read more

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9780765803634 | Transaction Pub, November 1, 2006, cover price $40.95 | About this edition: Serious Leisure offers a comprehensive view and analysis of the current state of the sociology of leisure.

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9781412855945 | New edition (Transaction Pub, July 17, 2015), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Serious Leisure offers a comprehensive view and analysis of the current state of the sociology of leisure.

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Product Description: Much of what is written about getting old has a negative feel to it, which is certainly not entirely unjustified. Health may begin to fail. Finances may become tighter as income dwindles or stops altogether. Family and friends may move away or move on...read more

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9781442221598 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 5, 2013, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Much of what is written about getting old has a negative feel to it, which is certainly not entirely unjustified.

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9781442248700 | Reprint edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, March 6, 2015), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Much of what is written about getting old has a negative feel to it, which is certainly not entirely unjustified.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781137399724 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 2, 2014, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Using the concept of fulfilment and the framework of the serious leisure perspective, this book examines the signposts marking the fulfilment career.

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9780373271795, titled "Promises, Promises" | Harlequin Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $4.50 | also contains Promises, Promises | About this edition: "Have a wild, crazy affair.

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Product Description: Between Work and Leisure aims to debunk the prevailing myth that work and leisure are separate and mutually antagonistic spheres of life. Stebbins shows that a close relationship between leisure and work is positive, offering people the possibility of finding joy in work just as they do in leisure...read more

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9781412853743 | New edition (Transaction Pub, May 1, 2014), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Between Work and Leisure aims to debunk the prevailing myth that work and leisure are separate and mutually antagonistic spheres of life.

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Product Description: Leisure education plays a central role in both the field of leisure studies and the pursuit of leisure itself. Everywhere in the modern world the most effective use of free time for individuals comes with knowing about the many leisure activities available to them and the rewards and costs that accompany their interest in each...read more
By Robert A. Stebbins (editor)

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9780415832892 | Routledge, August 15, 2013, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: Leisure education plays a central role in both the field of leisure studies and the pursuit of leisure itself.

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Product Description: What does it mean to be an individual and how can an individual exist within society? Serious Leisure and Individuality examines the circumstances in the modern world that make for individual distinctiveness, and the role of these conditions in personal and social life...read more

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9780773541283 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, April 29, 2013, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: What does it mean to be an individual and how can an individual exist within society?

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781412849470 | Transaction Pub, February 7, 2013, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Community involvement and leisure are rarely mentioned in mass media coverage of the Middle East and North Africa.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780810885967 | Scarecrow Pr, October 17, 2012, cover price $44.00 | About this edition: This book is a study of committed reading, an activity animated by three main motives: utilitarian, pleasurable, and self-fulfilling.

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Product Description: This work looks into how, why, and when people pursue things in life that they desire, those that make their existence attractive and worth living. Robert A. Stebbins calls this "Positive Sociology," the study of what people do to organize their lives such that they become substantially rewarding, satisfying, and fulfilling...read more

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9781412808262 | Transaction Pub, October 31, 2008, cover price $45.95 | About this edition: This work looks into how, why, and when people pursue things in life that they desire, those that make their existence attractive and worth living.

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9781412847520 | Reprint edition (Transaction Pub, April 30, 2012), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This work looks into how, why, and when people pursue things in life that they desire, those that make their existence attractive and worth living.

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Product Description: A range of thinkers in philosophy, religion, and the social sciences have argued that thanks to science, technology, and the organization of society, the human condition has improved and will continue to do so. People are becoming progressively happier and enjoying an ever-improving quality of life, they say, mostly because they are putting their skills and reason to work...read more

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9781412842723 | Transaction Pub, November 30, 2011, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: A range of thinkers in philosophy, religion, and the social sciences have argued that thanks to science, technology, and the organization of society, the human condition has improved and will continue to do so.

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Product Description: Discover how to bring social responsibility to your businessIn today's business world, your bottom line isn't measured byyour company's financial performance alone. SocialEntrepreneurship For Dummies shows you how to implement socialresponsibility to your business plan in order to increase yourbottom line...read more

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9780470538081 | For Dummies, April 12, 2010, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Discover how to bring social responsibility to your businessIn today's business world, your bottom line isn't measured byyour company's financial performance alone.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780230220225 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 15, 2009, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: The study of consumption has never seriously examined the role of leisure.

This reference work defines more than 1,200 terms and concepts that have been found useful in past research and theory on the nonprofit sector. The entries reflect the importance of associations, citizen participation, philanthropy, voluntary action, nonprofit management, volunteer administration, leisure, and political activities of nonprofits. They also reflect a concern for the wider range of useful general concepts in theory and research that bear on the nonprofit sector and its manifestations in the United States and elsewhere. This dictionary supplies some of the necessary foundational work on the road toward a general theory of the nonprofit sector.
By Michael A. Dover (editor), David Horton Smith (editor) and Robert A. Stebbins (editor)

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9780253347831 | Indiana Univ Pr, November 1, 2006, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This reference work defines more than 1,200 terms and concepts that have been found useful in past research and theory on the nonprofit sector.

Miscellaneous:

9780253112224 | Indiana Univ Pr, April 1, 2007, cover price $35.00

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Product Description: Common belief has it that people go in for mountain sports expressly because they endanger life and limb of the participant, even at the individual's high level of competence to execute them. Challenging Mountain Nature reveals that, with rare exceptions, extreme sports are not at all risky in any major way; hobbyists in these fields are not, as a rule, suicidal...read more

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9781550592917 | Utp Distribution, January 30, 2006, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Common belief has it that people go in for mountain sports expressly because they endanger life and limb of the participant, even at the individual's high level of competence to execute them.

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Product Description: Volunteerism is a topic of increasing importance in this age of budget cuts, declining employment and amid the threat posed by other competing leisure pursuits. There are both social and economic benefits of volunteering. As we are becoming more reliant on volunteers, there is a need for a better understanding of why people take up volunteering, and how to recruit, manage, motivate, and support volunteers most effectively...read more
By Margaret Graham (editor) and Robert A. Stebbins (editor)

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9780851997506 | C A B Intl, June 17, 2004, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Volunteerism is a topic of increasing importance in this age of budget cuts, declining employment and amid the threat posed by other competing leisure pursuits.

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Product Description: Book by Stebbins, Robert A.

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9781892132383 | Venture Pub, October 31, 2002, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Book by Stebbins, Robert A.

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Product Description: This study pulls together the findings of Dr Stebbin's research programme on leisure. It presents his basic theory on serious leisure as well as his analysis of casual leisure, identifying deviant leisure as falling into either group. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780773476011 | Edwin Mellen Pr, November 1, 2001, cover price $109.95 | About this edition: This study pulls together the findings of Dr Stebbin's research programme on leisure.

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Product Description: Guided by the precept that to understand any phenomenon well, it is necessary to start by looking at it in broad, nonspecialized terms, Robert A Stebbins takes the reader through the process of exploratory research in an easy-to-read style providing the student or researcher with a complete reference for carrying out this type of research...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780761923985 | Sage Pubns, May 1, 2001, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Guided by the precept that to understand any phenomenon well, it is necessary to start by looking at it in broad, nonspecialized terms, Robert A Stebbins takes the reader through the process of exploratory research in an easy-to-read style providing the student or researcher with a complete reference for carrying out this type of research.

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9780761923992 | Sage Pubns, May 14, 2001, cover price $31.00 | About this edition: Guided by the precept that to understand any phenomenon well, it is necessary to start by looking at it in broad, nonspecialized terms, Robert A Stebbins takes the reader through the process of exploratory research in an easy-to-read style providing the student or researcher with a complete reference for carrying out this type of research.

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Product Description: Canada suffers from an unfortunate cultural void, in that most Canadians lack knowledge about the country's francophones. Given that first and second-language francophones make up over thirty percent of this nation's population, and that French is one of three truly world languages, such ignorance is hardly blissful...read more

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9781550592016 | Utp Distribution, June 1, 2000, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Canada suffers from an unfortunate cultural void, in that most Canadians lack knowledge about the country's francophones.

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Product Description: For many, the question of what to do with free time away from work is a difficult one to answer. As traditional employment options dwindle in a society rapidly becoming more reliant on technology, people can find the same satisfactions in serious leisure as they previously found in work...read more

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9781550591576 | Utp Distribution, January 1, 1998, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: For many, the question of what to do with free time away from work is a difficult one to answer.

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